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Manuel Neuer’s boot ‘held his leg together’ after horrifying accident while skiing

REVEALED: Manuel Neuer’s boot ‘held his horrific leg wound together while it bled severely’ after his post-World Cup skiing accident… with the Bayern Munich star in recovery after being ruled out for the rest of the season

  • Manuel Neuer fractured his tibia and fibula while away skiing after the World Cup
  • The 36-year-old’s ski boot played an important role in holding his leg together
  • Additionally, he was lucky there was a ‘rescue helicopter’ available at the time

Fresh details have emerged about Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s horrific skiing accident that left him with a broken leg and ruled out for the rest of the season.

The 36-year-old went skiing in Italy after Germany crashed out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, fractured his tibia and fibula during the trip.

According to BILD, the incident could have been ‘a lot worse’ had the emergency services not been nearby with a ‘rescue helicopter’. His ski boot helpfully held the wound on his leg – which was bleeding severely – together. 

He was collected by a 'rescue helicopter' and taken to hospital for emergency surgery

New details have emerged about Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer’s horrific skiing accident

However, Neuer’s ski-boot is said to have held the wound together while the emergency services arrived. 

BILD have credited this with being vital to Neuer’s recovery as the compression limited the amount of swelling around the injury. 

Neuer’s surgery would have been postponed if the skin around the cut continued to expand as the doctors wouldn’t want to risk any complications with the procedure.

The 36-year-old, who went skiing in Italy after Germany crashed out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, fractured his tibia and fibula during the trip

The 36-year-old, who went skiing in Italy after Germany crashed out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, fractured his tibia and fibula during the trip 

Therefore, this could have impacted the healing process of Neuer’s right leg and kept the goalkeeper out of action for longer than expected. 

According to reports, delayed surgery can cause ‘deep-seated infection, prolonged hospitalisation and repeat surgery to join or rejoin the wound edges’. 

However, the speed of the emergency services played an important role in preventing the above from happening.   

The 36-year-old Germany captain was lucky that the emergency services were on hand to attend to him quickly. 

According to BILD, a rescue helicopter from the nearby accident clinic in Murnau was available at the time of the accident and rushed to his aid. 

Their speed in attending the scene meant that Neuer was able to go under the knife on the same day and begin the recovery process. 

Speaking after the incident, the Germany captain said it wasn't the best way to end the year

Speaking after the incident, the Germany captain said it wasn’t the best way to end the year 

The surgery is said to have gone well and the doctors are confident that ‘no further complications’ should be expected. 

However, Neuer will be out of action for a prolonged period of time and will continue to undergo his rehab programme at Bayern Munich. 

As it stands, he is no allowed to ‘move his leg again until the end of February’ at the earliest. March is said to be a more reasonable timeframe. 

Therefore, his girlfriend Anika Bissel will continue to drive him to and from the training ground to visit the club’s medical team.  

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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