Update — August 8th, 8:25AM EDT: Yikes, a new timeline for Neuer is rumored
According to a report from Bild, Manuel Neuer’s recovery time is, indeed, being pushed out:
A few weeks ago, Neuer did partial goalkeeper training on the pitch. Already then it was noticeable that he has trouble especially when kicking with the left foot (when the right, injured leg becomes the supporting leg). Even with certain jumps it still looked very cautious and hesitant.
In addition to his reflexes, it’s his play on the ball that is Neuer’s great strength, setting him apart from most other top goalkeepers. If he has any pain or limitations here, it is likely to have a significant impact on his game. SPORT BILD reports in its Wednesday edition that the goalkeeper’s current condition is a big topic of discussion at Säbener Straße.
Internally, Neuer is now talking about a “change of plans.” Even in the best case, one currently assumes rather another eight to ten weeks that Neuer is missing.
That is...bad news.
Now...we might know why things have been so hot between the club and a number of goalkeepers.
According to a report from Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), there is internal concern that Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could be out until 2024. This would be a far cry from what was initially reported on Neuer’s comeback from a broken leg:
There are voices internally within FC Bayern that speak about a comeback of Manuel Neuer in 2024. The condition of the goalkeeper is a major topic at Säbener Straße. There’s talk of a ‘change of plan’. Comeback could now be a matter of months rather than weeks.
Yann Sommer’s move to Inter Milan went official and now Sven Ulreich is the man of the moment. Alexander Nübel and Johannes Schenk have both been loaned away and the club could be looking to make a move for a starting-caliber goalkeeper in the coming days.
There is...a lot going on at the moment.