Manuel Neuer took to social media to put out a personal statement regarding Dr. Volker Braun's exit from Bayern Munich, which was announced on Monday afternoon. Following the announcement put out by the club, there were suggestions that there'd been a falling out of sorts between Braun and Bayern's front office, particularly pertaining to Neuer's foot injury sustained back in September.
Because Neuer had suffered a fractured metatarsal in the same foot that he'd hurt back in April in the Champions League, the opinion was floated around that the keeper had been rushed back into training far too quickly under Braun's oversight. Braun had been the head doctor for the first team since 2015 after Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt had resigned due to a row with Bayern's front office.
Despite speculation, though, Neuer insisted that Braun was not at fault at all for his re-injury, and publicly defended him in his statement. His statement [translated from German] reads:
The media today are giving the impression that Dr. Volker Braun is responsible for the development of my injury, because he supposedly did not apply the ideal treatment methods. I would like to dispute this entirely. No blame can be placed on the former club doctor of Bayern Munich. I can even guarantee that he applied the best methods that modern medicine makes possible.
The original post from Neuer's Facebook page alongside Bild's initial claim that Braun was at fault: