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Injury update: Corentin Tolisso nears comeback, Kingsley Coman given the all clear

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A double dosage of good injury news for once? We’ll take it.

Bayern Muenchen Training Session
MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 26: Kingsley Coman (l) and Corentin Tolisso of Bayern Munich run during a training session at Saebener Strasse training ground on March 26, 2019 in Munich, Germany.
Bayern Muenchen Training Session MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 26: Kingsley Coman (l) and Corentin Tolisso of Bayern Munich run during a training session at Saebener Strasse training ground on March 26, 2019 in Munich, Germany.
(Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

We finally have a bit of good news from Sabener Strasse on the injury front for Bayern Munich. Per a report by Sport1, after sustaining a minor thigh (and back) injury while on international duty with France, Kingsley Coman has been given the all clear to resume full training with Bayern and Corentin Tolisso is targeting an April return date.

After pulling out of the France squad and returning to Munich early, it was initially feared that Coman might spend a brief spell on the sidelines, but it now seems like his withdrawal from Les Bleus’s squad was more of a precautionary measure, especially with a vital match against Borussia Dortmund coming up for Bayern next weekend. We need him to be fully fit and can’t really afford to take any unnecessary risks with the injury proneness he has.

In an interview with Bayern’s magazine, 51 (transcribed via Bundesliga.com), Tolisso remained increasingly confident that he’ll feature for Bayern before the season ends after his long road to recovery for his ACL tear. For the first part of recovery, he said he felt like he was in prison, but that getting back on the pitch during Bayern’s winter camp in Doha was a thoroughly satisfying milestone experience:

For four months, I felt like I was in prison. Suddenly (in Doha) I was like a different person. Finally to feel the grass under my feet and to be out in the fresh air. I don’t want to go as quickly as possible, because I want to be as fit as possible, but I’m sure that I’ll play games for Bayern again this season. I haven’t looked at my recovery plan at all up to now, because I would start to think about things too much.

David Alaba was not seen in Bayern’s session today after pulling out of Austria’s squad ahead of their qualifier against Israel due to a muscular problem, but it remains unclear whether or not he’ll miss this weekend’s match at Freiburg.