Manuel Neuer will continue his rehabilitation from a broken metatarsal in "warmer climates" over the Valentines period, Bayern Munich have confirmed.

The German international was only able to register three ​Bundesliga appearances this season before Sven Ulreich was called upon by Carlo Ancelotti to deputise for the injured Neuer.

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The 31-year-old goalkeeper conceded just two goals in the early stages of the Hinrunde, both of which came from TSG Hoffenheim striker Mark Uth in a 2-0 defeat at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

"For the first time this season coach Jupp Heynckes faces tough selection decisions this weekend," ​Bayern confirmed in a statement on their official website.

"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."

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The club also confirmed that a number of injured players in the squad, most notably being the long-term absentee Thiago Alcântara, have returned and are almost ready for regular first-team action.

"Apart from Manuel Neuer, who is recovering from a broken metatarsal, [coach Jupp] Heynckes has all 19 outfield players and three goalkeepers at his disposal," the statement continued.

"The 22 players are preparing for the next home match against ​Schalke 04, but captain Neuer will instead take a short holiday after consulting the German record champions' medical unit."