Manuel Neuer’s leg ‘held together by ski boot after horror injury with Germany icon lucky a rescue helicopter was near’

MANUEL NEUER is “lucky” his skiing accident did not have far worse consequences, it has been claimed.

Germany icon Neuer had an accident while skiing last month following his nation’s early elimination from the World Cup.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cl_DMxLILNZ/Manuel Neuer was ruled out for the season following his injury[/caption]

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It left him with a broken leg which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

However, the consequences of the trip could have been far worse if the emergency services were not on hand close by.

BILD report that had a “rescue helicopter” not been nearby when the accident happened then he would have been out for far longer.

Neuer’s ski boot has also been credited as holding his foot together, with the compression the boot provided limiting the swelling around the injury on his leg caused by severe bleeding.

Had the boot and swift services not been factors, the swelling around the leg would have meant doctors could not operate straight away.

Fortunately, Neuer was able to undergo surgery straight away and immediately start the recovery process.

Furthermore, doctors are expecting “no further complications” following the surgery.

The Bayern Munich captain’s recovery will see him not allowed to “move his leg until the end of February” at the earliest.

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The German champions’ will take care of his rehab girlfriend Anika Bissel helps out by driving him to and from the training ground.

Neuer had played 16 times for the Bavarians this season before the World Cup break.

However, the Bundesliga champions have a number of talented players to make up for Neuer’s loss, including Joshua Kimmich, who scored a screamer against Cologne.

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