Friday 17th September 2021
“This is not so blatant”
Bayern star Coman fails after a heart operation
Record champions Bayern Munich will have to do without winger Kingsley Coman in the coming weeks. The French international has been operated on for “a minor cardiac arrhythmia”. But he should be back in training in less than two weeks.
Bayern Munich will have to do without the French national soccer player Kingsley Coman for the time being. According to coach Julian Nagelsmann, the winger had to undergo an operation on Thursday because of a “minor cardiac arrhythmia”. Coman should be back in team training in one and a half to two weeks.
“It sounds much more dramatic than it is,” said Nagelsmann about the procedure: “He is doing very well, he has minimal wound pain.” Coman recently complained about breathing problems or a short drop in performance. Investigations had found that his heart was sometimes activated to an additional beat. During the operation, one of the cords leading to the heart was therefore obliterated to prevent this blow.
“It’s not so blatant, several people have that,” said Nagelsmann calmly, “but it makes a difference whether my greatest effort is to go to the refrigerator and get a cool light beer – or whether I’m a competitive athlete.”
During the operation there was only a “manageable risk”, explained “Doctor Schiwago”, as Nagelsmann jokingly called himself. Coman is scheduled to start cardio training again on Tuesday. In addition to Coman, Bayern are missing against newly promoted VfL Bochum on Saturday (3.30 p.m. / Sky) and Corentin Tolisso. Nagelsmann said the French were still joking about their calves.
Coman is under contract with Bayern until 2023. Recently there has been speculation about a possible move to the Premier League. So far this season, the Frenchman has only made four appearances as a substitute and a total playing time of 95 minutes.