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BREAKING: Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman suffers ankle injury on duty with France

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This is exactly why most of us hate international breaks.

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Per a report from French outlet RMC Sport, Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman has suffered an ankle injury in a training session while on duty with France. The winger was expected to start for Les Bleus in their friendly against Finland tonight at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, but will now likely be replaced by Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko.

RMC Sport did not specify, who, exactly made hard contact with Coman’s ankle during the session at Clairefontaine, but they did report that the injury was a result of being hit in his ankle. Ironically enough, the injury for Coman comes just after France manager Didier Deschamps was praising his form with Bayern Munich, but said he has to be cautious with him because his style of play leaves him highly vulnerable to sustaining injuries. Coman has had significant troubles with his ankles in the past couple of seasons and has had to endure long spells on the sidelines for both Bayern and France.

The risk of injuries is one of a handful of reasons why most of us thoroughly dislike international breaks right in the thick of club seasons and this will, of course, be a setback for Hansi Flick and Bayern. It remains to be unseen just how serious the ankle injury is, or how long he’ll be out for, but from Bayern’s standpoint, they’ll be hoping he’ll be allowed to withdraw from the French camp to avoid any sort of aggravation to the injury before returning to Munich.

Bayern’s French contingent of Benjamin Pavard, Bouna Sarr, and Corentin Tolisso are also dealing with minor injury problems right now. In addition, Alphonso Davies and Joshua Kimmich are on the long-term injury absentee list, so hopefully there’s nothing seriously with Coman’s ankle. We will be sure to provide updates on Coman’s status as they become available to us.