Kingsley Coman may have played for the last time this season in Bayern Munich’s frustrating 0:0 draw against Hertha Berlin. The fleet-footed winger left-winger suffered an ankle injury shortly after taking the field to relieve Franck Ribery. According to L’Équipe, Coman had to undergo surgery on Monday to repair a partial ligament rupture in his ankle.
Coman could be sidelined for a full two months, and potentially longer, all but taking him out of consideration for Bayern Munich’s critical Champions League matches in April, not to mention the final matches of the Bundesliga season.
Bayern-Schock! Kingsley Coman musste sich laut @lequipe einer Knöchel-OP unterziehen. Nach @SPORTBILD Informationen rechnet der Klub mit einem Ausfall bis Saisonende— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 26, 2018
Bayern shock! According to L’Équipe, Kingsley Coman had to have surgery on his ankle. According to information from SportBild, the club is anticipating that he may be out until the end of the season.
According to UEFA’s official schedule, the quarterfinals of the Champions League will take place in two legs on April 3-4 and April 10-11. The semifinals will then occur two weeks later, on April 24-25 and May 1-2, with the final scheduled for May 26 in Kiev, Ukraine. Hence, Coman will definitely miss the quarterfinals, presuming that Bayern put Besiktas away in the round of 16, and potentially also the semifinals, depending on how swiftly he recovers.
The injury is a massive blow to Bayern Munich and also to Coman’s own hopes of making France’s squad for the World Cup.
Get well, soon, King! Gute Besserung!
Update: official notice
Bayern Munich gave an official press release confirming that Kingsley Coman underwent a successful operation to repair a torn syndesmosis above his left ankle. The club laconically states that he will be sidelined “for several weeks.”