Bayern Munich: Kingsley Coman set for spell on sidelines due to knee injury

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is set to be out for at least two months after suffering a serious knee injury against Augsburg on Saturday.
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman suffered knee injury against Augsburg.
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman suffered knee injury against Augsburg. / Stefan Matzke - sampics/GettyImages

The injury problems at Bayern Munich continue to deteriorate with each passing game. After suffering three injury blows during the win against Union Berlin on Wednesday, Bayern saw another player suffering a serious injury on Saturday during the game against Augsburg.

Kingsley Coman was substituted midway through the first half after suffering a serious knee injury. The French winger needed help from the support staff to get off the pitch. Bayern later confirmed that Coman had torn an MCL in his left knee. He is expected to be out for at least two months, while few reports have suggested that he could be out until the end of April.

This is a massive blow for Die Roten since Coman has been in decent form this season under Thomas Tuchel. The French winger was part of Tuchel’s first-choice attacking quartet. Tuchel recently admitted that Coman’s presence on the right flank gives a good balance to the attack.

With Serge Gnabry still weeks away from making a return from a muscle injury, Bayern’s attack is looking short in numbers for the second half of the season. Die Roten will be in trouble if they suffer another injury in the attack.

It remains to be seen if Bayern will dip into the market during the last four days of the winter transfer window. The Bavarian club has already signed a forward, Bryan Zaragoza, but he will arrive in Munich at the end of the season. Sky Sports in Germany has confirmed that there is no option to bring Zaragoza in the winter window. Moreover, the Spaniard is eager to stay at Granada until the end of the season.

Tuchel will hope that the rest of his attackers stay fit for the rest of the campaign. Die Roten pulled off a surprising deal last January by signing Joao Cancelo on loan from Manchester City. They may need a similar loan deal in the attack after Coman’s injury. Coman’s injury will also make sure that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will not leave Die Roten in the next four days. The Cameroon international has been heavily linked with Manchester United throughout January as he entered the final six months of his deal.

Meanwhile, Dayot Upamecano is set to be out for three weeks due to a muscle injury. Konrad Laimer has also been ruled out for six weeks, while Joshua Kimmich is also on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury. The German midfielder’s return date is not fixed yet, as Die Roten will manage his injury on a weekly basis. He missed the game against Augsburg on Saturday due to this injury.