Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer fractured his left foot in his side’s 4-2 Champions League defeat against Real Madrid, that saw the Bundesliga leaders exit the competition at the quarterfinal stage in a 6-3 aggregate loss.
Neuer, 31, suffered the injury immediately before he sealed his hat trick to put the holders 3-2 up in the Bernabeu.
The German champions announced on their website that Neuer had indeed fractured his foot and that the Germany international would be further assessed when the team returned to Munich on Wednesday.
Neuer had only recently returned from foot surgery against Madrid in the first leg, having missed two Bundesliga fixtures following a training incident last month.
German publication SportBild suggests that Neuer could be ruled out for the rest of the season after leaving the stadium on crutches.