The worst has happened: after terrorizing TSG Hoffenheim’s defense for nearly an entire half, Bayern Munich’s young dynamic winger Kingsley Coman was cynically taken out by Nico Schulz. The late, studs-up challenge tore up several feet of turf before the defender’s cleats plowed into the winger’s ankle.
Coman instantly went down and seemed to be seriously injured. He seemed to be aware of the severity of his injury within moments after hitting the pitch. Bayern’s medical team immediately rushed out and removed Coman’s left shoe to treat him.
Arjen Robben began warming up on the sidelines right away and soon received word that he would soon replace his injured teammate. Coman was helped off the pitch by two members of the medical team. He was unable to put any pressure on his injured left foot at all. They helped him down the tunnel and up the stairs into the heart of the Allianz.
UPDATE: “It looks bad”
Niko Kovac commented on Coman’s injury status briefly after the game. According to Bild,
#Kovac zu #Coman: „Ich sieht im Moment nicht so gut aus. Er hat starke Schmerzen. Wir werden heute gleich noch eine Untersuchung vollführen. Ich hoffe nicht, dass es etwas Ernstes ist. Aber die Befürchtung ging schon in die Richtung.“ #FCBTSG— BILD FC Bayern (@BILD_Bayern) August 24, 2018
It doesn’t look so good at the moment. He’s in serious pain. We’ll conduct an examination today. I hope that it’s nothing serious. But the fears definitely point that way.
Coman’s teammate Jerome Boateng already took to Twitter to wish the injured star a speedy recovery:
Kingsley, get well soon bro— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) August 24, 2018
Sky Sports’ Thorben Hoffmann shared images of Coman leaving the Allianz Arena on crutches:
Hier verlässt #Coman auf Gehhilfen nach der Untersuchung die Praxis von Müller-Wohlfahrt!— Torben Hoffmann (@Sky_Torben) August 24, 2018
Diagnose folgt via PM @FCBayern
Wahrscheinlich erst morgen! @SkySportNewsHD @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/S59A65RLaA
We will publish updates on Coman’s status as more becomes known.