Bayern Munich grant Manuel Neuer holiday to help injury recovery

Manuel Neuer will leave his Bayern Munich teammates to rehab his injury in warmer weather, the club said on Friday.

Neuer, 31, has been sidelined by foot injuries this season and has made just three appearances in the Bundesliga.

The goalkeeper said last month that he still hopes to return this season, but Bayern announced he will now train away from the team.

"Captain Neuer will instead take a short holiday after consulting the German record champions' medical unit," Bayern said in a statement.

"The 31-year-old will spend his time in warmer climes until 18 February. Neuer has been assigned individual training plans to continue his rehab on a daily basis."