Manuel Neuer reveals he has undergone surgery for skin cancer.
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Bayern München and Germany captain Manuel Neuer revealed that he has undergone three operations for skin cancer on his face.
The 36-year-old has opened up on his history with skin cancer in connection with the launch of a new skincare product with tennis star Angelique Kerber.
“We both have a very personal history when it comes to skin diseases. Angelique has sun-induced hyperpigmentation and in my case skin cancer on my face, which I’ve had to operate on three times,” said Neuer in a press release.
“That’s why we have paid particular attention to ensuring that we no longer make any compromises when it comes to sun protection: Because I train outside all the time and also like to spend my free time in nature.”
Neuer has spent weeks on the sidelines with a shoulder injury, but the goalkeeper could return against Hertha this weekend, as confirmed by Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann.