Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has been ruled out for several weeks after he suffered a ligament tear during the Bundesliga champions’ opening match of the season on Friday night.
He suffered the injury on the same ankle which was operated on in February.
The French international winger missed the final three months of the campaign last season as a result of the surgery and was subsequently left out of the France team that won the recently concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
The 22-year-old was replaced by flying Dutch winger Arjen Robben, who was on target as Bayern overpowered visiting TSG Hoffenheim 3-1 at the Allianz Arena.
His injury was a product of a tackle from Hoffenheim defender Nico Schulz.
While speaking about the injury after the game, Bayern Munich manager Nico Kovac said: “It doesn’t look good for now. He is in severe pain.”
“He will have tests tonight. I hope it’s not serious but we are fearing the worst.” He added.
Those fears were confirmed later by the club as it was revealed that Coman suffered a syndesmosis ligament tear in his left ankle, which requires surgery.
Kingsley Coman has suffered a syndesmosis ligament tear in his left ankle and will be out for several weeks.
Wishing you the speediest of recoveries, Kingsley! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/649TH4tO3H
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 24, 2018