Bayern Munich grant Neuer holiday to help injury recovery - FCNaija

German Bundesliga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/02/2018

Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich has granted goalkeeper Manuel Neuer holiday to help recovery from longtime injury.

The 31-year-old has been sidelined by foot injuries this season and has made just three appearances in the Bundesliga.

Neuer hoping to return before the end of the season that will enable him to fit to represent Germany in World Cup in Russia and Bayern confirmed on Friday that the club skipper has been granted a period of leave as he recovers from a fractured metatarsal.

"For the first time this season coach Jupp Heynckes faces tough selection decisions this weekend," Bayern said in a statement.

"Apart from Manuel Neuer, who is recovering from a broken metatarsal, [coach Jupp] Heynckes has all 19 outfield players and three goalkeepers at his disposal.

"The 22 players are preparing for the next home match against Schalke 04, but captain Neuer will instead take a short holiday after consulting the German record champions' medical unit.

"The 31-year-old will spend his time in warmer climes until 18 February. Neuer has been assigned individual training plans to continue his rehab on a daily basis."