Manuel Neuer reveals he has had skin cancer
Neuer has undergone surgery three times.
Manuel Neuer has revealed he has had skin cancer and has undergone surgery three times. The Bayern Munich goalkeeper revealed the news on Wednesday and is working alongside German tennis star Angelique Kerber to promote sun cream.
Neuer is expected to make Germany's World Cup squad as a result of it and in the video posted to his Instagram, explained the importance of using sun cream.
"I had to have three operations and have had skin cancer," he said.
"Since we are constantly training and playing outside and also like to spend our free time in nature, it is essential for us to start with modern sun protection filters and with sun protection factor 50+."
German outlet Bild reported that speculation about the goalkeeper's health first emerged in December 2021, when he was spotted with a noticeable plaster on his face ahead of his side's Champions League fixture against Barcelona.
The 36-year-old has since undergone the surgery three times and now has a facial scar as a result of the operation.
With 113 international appearances to his name, Neuer is still regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world however given his age and experience, Qatar could well be his last World Cup.
He is also one of the most successful goalkeepers in history having won the World Cup with Germany in 2014, the Bundesliga for the past 10 years in a row and two Champions League titles.
Neuer featured in Bayern's opening nine games of the season before suffering a shoulder injury, which has kept him out of action since early October.
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