Update 8:45AM EST
Bayern Munich acknowledged the reports surrounding Corentin Tolisso and confirmed that the midfielder underwent surgery for a ruptured tendon in his thigh:
The 26-year-old midfielder tore a tendon in his left thigh during training on Thursday and had a successful operation on Friday morning.
Hansi Flick was sad to see yet another player lost to the injury gods.
“I’m very sorry for Coco. We expect downtime of at least three months,” Flick said. “Coco recently showed again what qualities he has. I am more than convinced of him. He will get the time and has our full support.”
Flick’s quote indicates that the three month timeline written about by L’Équipe seems to be more likely than the six-month period referenced by Bild.
Tolisso, who went down in a heap during yesterday’s training session, and is also considered “uncertain” for France’s upcoming Euro 2020 (now 2021) competition:
France and Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso injured his left thigh during a session with his club on Thursday. He is expected to be away for three months and therefore remains uncertain for the Euro. It’s a big blow for Corentin Tolisso, who has been returning to a very high level with Bayern Munich in recent weeks: the 26-year-old French midfielder suffered a serious injury to his left thigh during a training session on Thursday.
Tolisso’s injury was so severe that he has already undergone surgery per L’Équipe:
He was operated on Friday morning in Berlin for a ruptured tendon in his quadriceps, an injury that should keep him off the field for about three months. The surgery went well. The former Lyonnais will begin a difficult race against time to get back on his feet for Euro 2021 (June 11-July 11), knowing that coach Didier Deschamps will announce his list in about three months.
Given his tenuous status on the roster, Tolisso’s appearance against Arminia Bielefeld could be his last in a Bayern Munich uniform. Tolisso had a goal in the 78th minute of that contest.
There are, however, some conflicting reports, but the news does not get any better. Twitter account @iMiaSanMia captured a report from Bild that states that Tolisso could be out up to six months:
Corentin Tolisso has suffered a serious injury in training, the Frenchman has torn a muscle tendon. Bayern's medical department assumes that he will be out for up to 6 months! Tolisso suffered the injury while attempting a shot, without any contact with another player [Bild] pic.twitter.com/eNry22XkNy— Sextuple winners (@iMiaSanMia) February 19, 2021
As the tweet above states, Tolisso went down in a non-contact injury.