The Bavarian club did not specify the duration of the absence of the 35-year-old goalkeeper, but it is expected that he will not participate with Bayern in the round of 16 against Austrian Salzburg, in the Champions League competition on the 16th of this month.
The club’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, said: “Everyone in the club and the team hopes for a quick recovery for Manuel, and we are confident that he will return to his previous level very soon.”
In turn, Neuer sent a message of reassurance to Bayern fans in a post on “Instagram” from his hospital bed, declaring that the surgery went well and that he could be back on the field “in two weeks”.
Neuer underwent an unexpected surgery the day after his participation with Bayern in the 3-2 victory over Leipzig on Saturday, equaling the record for the most victories in the “Bundesliga” with 310 wins, recorded in the name of Oliver Kahn, the former Bayern goalkeeper and the current CEO of the club.
The first 77 victories came in 156 matches for Neuer in the Schalke 04 shirt, before he moved to Bayern, where he achieved 233 wins in 302 league matches.