Neuer ruled out for Hoffenheim and Augsburg

FC Bayern München goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of the club’s next two games against FC Augsburg and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim with a foot injury he picked up in training.

The 31-year-old recently returned to practice after missing out on Germany's last two matches against England and Azerbaijan, though it appears a new knock has arisen.

At this stage it appears Sven Ulreich will have to step in and take his place – the 28-year-old has not featured for a single minute for the Bavarians meaning he will be under pressure to fill Neuer's boots.

The Bundesliga's official website confirmed the Germany number one's absence: "He underwent minor surgery on Wednesday evening after damaging his left foot in training earlier in the day. 

"Though the operation was a success, Neuer will play no part in Bayern's next two league matches – at home to Augsburg on Saturday and at high-flying Hoffenheim on Tuesday. Sven Ulreich is likely to deputise for the Germany number one, who has yet to miss a minute of action this season."

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