Neuer blow for Schalke
By Thomas Zeh. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Schalke youngster Manuel Neuer faces a spell on the sidelines through injury.
The highly-rated goalkeeper broke his thumb in training and now faces a few weeks out of action.
It means that Neuer will miss Germany Under-21s European Championship qualifier with Czech Republic next month.
The news is also a blow for Schalke as Neuer was providing cover for first choice goalkeeper Frank Rost.