Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled until January after surgery on his broken left foot.
The 31-year-old stopper sustained the same injury to the same foot in April and suffered a repeat in a training session.
The injury comes as a huge blow for Bayern who will now be with out the main man,
“The operation went perfectly, which is the most important thing for now,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
“We are now looking to the future. Manuel will be back to his previous best and available in January.”
Neuer picked up the original injury during the Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat by Real Madrid in April.