Neuer returns to Bayern training
Bayern Munich have received a boost with Manuel Neuer taking part in team training for the first time in seven months. The Germany goalkeeper, 32, has broken his foot three times since March 2017 and has made only three Bundesliga appearances this season, the last coming on September 16. However, he won't be available when Real Madrid visit Germany next Wednesday. Back-up goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has impressed following Neuer's injury-enforced absence.
Vidal out for rest of season
Arturo Vidal's surgery was successful in repairing the damage in his knee, but the Bayern Munich midfielder will miss the rest of this season in recovery. The Chilean underwent knee surgery by Dr Ulrich Boenisch in Augsburg on Monday. The loose body that had been diagnosed beforehand was removed. The attachment of the rear lateral meniscus which was damaged by the loose body was repaired.
Batshuayi a doubt for World Cup
Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi has confirmed his season is "probably over" after suffering an ankle injury in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 defeat to Shalke on Sunday. The Chelsea loanee, who has scored nine goals in 14 games for Dortmund, was admitted to hospital for scans on a suspected ankle break. Scans are believed to have revealed ligament damage to his ankle, meaning he faces a race to regain his fitness before the World Cup in Russia.
Heynckes confirms surgery for Vidal
Arturo Vidal is a doubt for both legs of Bayern Munich's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid as he requires knee surgery, head coach Jupp Heynckes has confirmed. The 30-year-old felt pain in his right knee during training on Sunday and was sent for further tests. Heynckes says the Chilean now requires a small operation to remove "a loose body" from within the joint, meaning he faces a spell on the sidelines. The news is a blow for Bayern, with Vidal set to miss the DFB-Pokal semi-final against Bayer Leverkusen and almost certainly the Bundesliga trip to Hannover at the weekend.
Batshuayi 'in great pain'
Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoger is worried that Michy Batshuayi could be out for a 'long time' after picking up a potentially serious injury on Sunday. The 24-year-old had to be stretchered off during the 2-0 defeat at Schalke and it has been reported that the Chelsea loanee is set for a scan on a suspected broken ankle. "He is in great pain," Stoger said. "It looked like he could be out for a long time. I hope it's not that bad."
Vidal injures knee in training
Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal injured his right knee in Sunday's training session and it looks like he will miss at least the first leg of the Champions League Semifinals. It's unknown how bad Vidal's injury is, but he was forced off the pitch on a stretcher after being lifted by two Bayern employees.
Batshuayi suffers ankle injury
Michy Batshuayi has been admitted to hospital for scans on a suspected ankle injury sustained in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 defeat to Schalke on Sunday. Batshuayi appeared to roll his left ankle following a challenge from Schalke's Benjamin Stambouli, before being stretchered off deep into added time as Dortmund finished the contest with ten men. The Belgium international reportedly left the Veltins Arena on crutches.
Nastasic sidelined for rest of season
Schalke's centre-back Matija Nastasic has injured posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the away fixture in Hamburg. The following diagnosis showed the injury in his knee that will rule him our for eight to twelve weeks. The 25-year-old will miss the rest of Schalke's season, whether he will feature for Serbia at the World Cup this summer in Russia is still unclear.
Alaba back in training
After clinching a sixth successive Bundesliga title with Saturday's 4-1 win in a Bavarian derby against Augsburg, Bayern Munich will look to continue their stunning run in the Champions League. Arturo Vidal will almost certainly be unavailable, Sandro Wagner is unlikely to start, while Jerome Boateng is also doubtful for Wednesday's match with Sevilla. On a brighter note, David Alaba returned to training after missing Saturday's game with a back pain.
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Keita limps off with thigh injury
Midfielder Naby Keita was forced to limp out of Leipzig's home clash against Bayer Leverkusen with a thigh injury. Keita was forced off with around 15 minutes to go with the score already at 4-1 after he and opposition goalkeeper Bernd Leno collided. He looked to be in some discomfort as he hobbled off, although he did manage to walk straight down the tunnel.
Neuer trains with ball for first time in over six months
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has trained with a ball for the first time in over six months as he continues his recovery from a foot injury. The Germany international completed a series of goalkeeping drills in a session at Bayern's Sabener Strasse training ground on Thursday. The 32-year-old only resumed running outdoors last week, having been sidelined since the middle of September following surgery on a metatarsal problem.
Neuer returns to training
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gave Bayern Munich and Germany fans a massive boost on Tuesday by returning to training for the first time since September. Neuer celebrated his 32nd birthday with two ten-minute runs at Bayern's training centre in his first meaningful session since fracturing his left foot. Neuer underwent an MRI scan last Friday to gauge his recovery, and the positive diagnosis led to him being able to jog round the training pitches with Bayern's fitness coach Thomas Wilhelmi.