Neuer sidelined after knee surgery

Neuer sidelined after knee surgery

MUNICH: Bayern Munich will be without Manuel Neuer for the "coming weeks" after the goalkeeper underwent successful knee surgery on Sunday, according to the German club.

Neuer featured in Bayern's 3-2 league win over RB Leipzig on Saturday, denying a late attempt by Sweden attacker Emil Forsberg to secure a record-equalling 310th Bundesliga victory, tying with Oliver Kahn.

While Bayern did not say how long Neuer would be away, the 35-year-old said on social media that his operation went well and that he expected to be back in a "few weeks."

"All of us in the club and the team wish Manuel a good and speedy recovery, and we're sure he'll be back to full fitness with us soon," Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said in a statement.

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Bayern will play VfL Bochum on Saturday before facing RB Salzburg in a Champions League quarterfinal tie on February 17.

Edited - SportsAction / Inputs - Agency