Neuer: Recovery and rehab in the sun

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For the first time this season coach Jupp Heynckes faces tough selection decisions this weekend. Apart from Manuel Neuer, who is recovering from a broken metatarsal, Heynckes has all 19 outfield players and three goalkeepers at his disposal. The 22 players are preparing for the next home match against Schalke 04, but captain Neuer will instead take a short holiday after consulting the German record champions' medical unit.

The 31-year-old will spend his time in warmer climes until 18 February. Neuer has been assigned individual training plans to continue his rehab on a daily basis. Neuer has made great progress towards his comeback over the last few weeks: “I'm heading in a very good direction,” the four-time World's Best Goalkeeper said at the end of January.

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