Can Bayern Munich be renamed FC Hospital already? The injury gods are back at it, and this time it’s Kingsley Coman (who else?).
Bayern’s friendly against Napoli saw Nagelsmann start all four of Bayern’s first team wingers (Coman, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane) in an all out attacking formation, and I must say, I had my heart in my mouth from the very beginning. It is no secret that Bayern’s wingers are super fragile, but at this point, Coman might just be the most frequently injured player in the club’s history.
Less than 10 minutes into the game, Coman was pulled down by Kostas Manolas as he bumped into Kalidou Koulibaly, seemingly bruising his ribs. The extent of the injury is still unclear, but it was enough to get him subbed off immediately. Bayern fans will be all too familiar with Coman’s long and extensive injury history (which could require a book of its own), and this might be yet another setback.
It takes only a couple of injuries to take Bayern’s wing depth to the teeth, so this is quite concerning. We can only hope that this isn’t anything serious, and that he’ll be fit and in contention to start when the Bundesliga commences.
Update: Following Bayern’s match with Napoli, Nagelsman said that Coman “appears to have sustained bruised ribs”. This is an injury that could take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to fully heal. Let’s hope for the former.