Blow for Bayern as injury rules Neuer out for rest of the season

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The Germany international's injured foot will rule him out of the Bavarians' bid to complete a Bundesliga and DFB Pokal double

Blow for Bayern as injury rules Neuer out for rest of the season

The Germany international's injured foot will rule him out of the Bavarians' bid to complete a Bundesliga and DFB Pokal double

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will not feature again for Bayern Munich this season due to a broken metatarsal, the Bundesliga champions have confirmed.

Neuer suffered the injury as Cristiano Ronaldo completed his hat-trick in Real Madrid's dramatic 4-2 extra-time victory over Bayern, which eliminated Carlo Ancelotti's men from the Champions League quarter-finals by a 6-3 aggregate margin.

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Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told reporters Neuer was facing an eight-week absence and on Thursday Bayern released a statement to say the fracture to the 31-year-old's left foot would leave him with no further part to play in their bid for a domestic double.

"Of course I am sad that I will not be available to the team for the season finale," Neuer told his club's official website.

"Now I am concentrating on getting back to health as soon as possible. This is the most important thing for me now."

Neuer missed three games earlier this month due to a foot injury, with Sven Ulrich deputising and the 28-year-old is now set to return for Saturday's home match against Mainz.

Bayern boast a commanding eight-point lead over RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga and face rivals Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal next Wednesday.

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