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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer undergoes knee surgery and is expected to take six weeks off as he recovers

BAYERN MUNICH captain Manuel Neuer is expected to be sidelined for six weeks following knee surgery.

The 35 year old goalkeeper helped German Champion beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in Bundesliga on Saturday, before deciding he needed surgery.

Neuer will be missing weeks after his knee surgery

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Neuer will be missing weeks after his knee surgeryCredit: Getty
Neuer posted this photo on social media as he updated on his condition

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Neuer posted this photo on social media as he updated on his condition

Based on Bildit’s not the result of anything that happened in the game – but rather a gradual accumulation over time.

In recent weeks, Neuer has been forced to take a break from training and reduce his workload to keep fit.

And now he has finally decided to take four to six weeks off to fix his knee problem.

The club released a statement that read: “Manuel Neuer underwent successful surgery on his right knee on Sunday.

“FC Bayern will therefore have to do without their captain in the coming weeks.”

And Neuer released a statement of his own on social media alongside a photo of himself lying in the hospital with a delighted thumb.

The German goalkeeper said: “Hey guys, this afternoon I had to have a little surgery on my knee.

“Things are going well, so I should be able to start rehab training soon.

“Believe that I will be back on the pitch in a few weeks.

“Greetings from the hospital, Manuel.”

Neuer will miss Bayern’s Champions League round of 16 first leg against RB Salzburg.

He is also expected to miss major league games with the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen.

Meanwhile, Bayern is 9 points away from second place Borussia Dortmund following their win over Leipzig at the weekend.

Dortmund’s championship hopes went up in smoke after they were defeated 5-2 at home by Leverkusen.

Bayern are trying to win their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title.

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