FC Bayern Munchen playmaker Kingsley Coman will be out of action until early 2017 after injuring his leg while on international duty with France.
The 20-year-old injured both the ankle and his knee on his left leg during training and needs to undergo further testing before a return date can be set, but it looks likely to be a couple of months at least.
“The injury sustained by Kingsley Coman at the France national team training camp in Clairefontaine has turned out to be serious,” read the statement from Bayern.
“On Thursday an examination by Bayern’s medical unit revealed the Bayern winger has torn a ligament in his knee and sustained a capsular tear in his left ankle. The 20-year-old will be sidelined for the rest of the year.”
It is a significant blow to the Bavarians ahead of a massive Der Klassiker clash against bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund after the international break, while he will also miss key clashes against Wolfsburg and RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, as well as the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid that will more than likely determine who will finish top of Group D.
France were able to beat Sweden 2-1 on Friday night, despite the absence of Coman, courtesy of goals from Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet to move three points clear at the top of Group A of their World Cup qualifying group.
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