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Bayern dealt huge blow as Neuer suffers ankle injury

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The German shot-stopper is set for a spell on the sidelines, although it remains uncertain for how long he’ll be unavailable.

Manuel Neuer has suffered an ankle injury in what comes as a huge blow for Bayer Munich.

Neuer was seen being attended by physios in the second half of Bayern’s DFL-Supercup clash with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

His discomfort seemed insignificant at the time as the goalkeeper went on to play the full 90 minutes as Julian Nagelsmann’s men beat their rivals 3-1 to lift their 8th German Super Cup.

However, as it turns out, the Germany international is set for a spell on the sidelines.

An official statement on the Bayern website read: “Manuel Neuer sustained a capsule injury in his right ankle during the Supercup in Dortmund. The FC Bayern captain was unable to train on Thursday.”

Neuer remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world and a key figure for Bayern, and his prolonged absence could prove fatal for the team.

Sven Ulreich is expected to fill in between the sticks in the captain’s absence while the armband will go to Thomas Muller.

The Bundesliga champions their new league campaign on the weekend by welcoming Koln at the Allianz Arena.