The 36-year-old Neuer featured for Germany at the World Cup in Qatar, but the four-time winners suffered an embarrassing debut in the group stage.
He posted on Instagram: “What can I say, the end of the year definitely could have been better… I suffered a lower leg fracture while trying to clear my head while ski touring.” Done.
“Yesterday’s surgery went well. Many thanks to the doctors! However, it is sad to know that the current season is over for me.”
The news comes as a blow for Bayern Munich, who have returned to action in the Bundesliga against RB Leipzig On 20 January. sven ulrich With Bayern four points clear at the top of the table, Neuer is likely to deputise.