For the first time since mid-December, Kingsley Coman has resumed full team training for Bayern Munich after sustaining a capsule tear in his left knee (per FCBayern.com). The injury occurred during Bayern’s Champions League win over Tottenham at the Allianz Arena and required a temporary splint to immobilize the knee in order to have it heal properly. He’s been working individually with Bayern’s trainers and physiotherapists to work his way back to full fitness.
As Coman made his way onto the pitch at Sabener Strasse for today’s main session, he was greeted by a collective applause from the rest of the squad and staff members. After slotting home a shot past Manuel Neuer, David Alaba commented, “He’s back! He’s back!”
Coman completed about 45 minutes of the main training session with the rest of the squad before branching off on his own to work individually with trainers in the performance center at Sabener Strasse.
As far as Bayern’s injuries are concerned, Niklas Sule was the only first-team player that wasn’t involved in the full session as he continues rehab work from his torn cruciate ligament. Javi Martinez only completed one running session as he continues his recovery from a thigh problem sustained in Bayern’s last match of the hinrunde against VfL Wolfsburg.
Having Coman back in the fray will give Hansi Flick an added boost heading into a packed fixtures list in February for Bayern. Lucas Hernandez could also make his return to action in the coming weeks, so Flick will have added depth in both the defensive and attacking departments.
A look at Coman’s session: