A look behind the scenes
Wed, 03/05/23, 16:01
Manuel Neuer on his rehab: Taking a step forward every day
FC Bayern have been without 37-year-old Manuel Neuer since the beginning of December last year. The goalkeeper suffered a fracture of his lower right leg after the World Cup and underwent surgery on the day of the accident in Murnau. He's currently working on his comeback at the German record champions' performance centre.
Manuel Neuer: "Rehab is going very well"
Now the FC Bayern captain has spoken about the progress of his rehab: "I'm doing well. I'm happy to come and train at Säbener Straße every day". The rehab is going very well, we're satisfied. The last x-rays also looked good. I'm enjoying taking a step forward every day. We're all optimistic."
Neuer also gave an insight into the current status of his rehabilitative training: "The goalkeeper-specific exercises that we do indoors are working very well. I can already ride my bike again without any problems and also do most of the weight training exercises. In addition, I'm currently training on the AlterG (editor's note: anti-gravity treadmill, which helps the user to run under reduced body weight). If everything continues to go according to plan, Bayern's number 1 will soon start doing individual exercises on the pitch.
Neuer: "We see each other every day and chat a lot"
Neuer is supporting his teammates as best he can in the final straight of the season and the battle for the German championship: "We see each other every day at Säbener Straße and chat a lot," the captain revealed. "It's in our own hands again now. I'm sure we'll be champions."
Dayot Upamecano is also working hard on his comeback: