Bayern Munich’s World Cup winner Corentin Tolisso attempted to make a challenge on a hard-charging Kevin Volland and came away worse for the wear. Tolisso went down clutching his knee and had to be helped off the field. The angle on which he was hit and force that Tolisso absorbed made the knock look like it could be serious.
Tolisso was down for several minutes before finally rising to be taken off the pitch. Tolisso clearly could not put much weight on the injured leg. Surely, the 24-year old was in serious pain judging by his reaction to the knock.
The Frenchman was having a very solid showing in his first league start of the season for the Bavarians. Tolisso scored Bayern’s first goal to knot the game at 1-1 before Arjen Robben gave Die Roten a 2-1 first half lead.
@CorentinTolisso is helped off the pitch with an injury and replaced by @jamesdrodriguez. #FCBB04 2-1 (42')— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 15, 2018
James Rodriguez came on for Tolisso and will assume the “8” role in Bayern’s formation. We will update this post when any new information is available.
[UPDATE: 12:44PM EST]: Per the Bayern Munich Twitter account, Tolisso could have the worst possible outcome; an anterior cruciate ligament injury. If that is the official diagnosis, this would typically require a recovery time of at least nine months for a complete tear. A sprain or partial tear would not require as much down time, but would be serious nonetheless and still require significant down time.
"It could be a cruciate ligament injury for @CorentinTolisso" #FCBB04 pic.twitter.com/G840KXzek9— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 15, 2018