Manuel Neuer will miss the rest of the season for Bayern Munich after suffering a broken leg while on holiday.
The Bayern and Germany goalkeeper sustained a lower leg fracture while skiing on holiday after his national team were knocked out of the World Cup in Qatar at the group stage.
Neuer revealed he had undergone surgery on Friday, updating supporters in a post on social media, while confirming he will be absent for the rest of the campaign.
The injury will come as a big blow to Bayern, who are through to the Champions League knockout stages and lead the Bundesliga standings.
In a post on his Instagram feed on Saturday, Neuer said: “What can I say, the end of the year could have definitely gone better.
“While I was trying to get my head clear while ski touring, I suffered a lower leg fracture.
“Yesterday’s surgery went well. Many thanks to the doctors!
“However, it hurts to know that the current season is over for me.”