Bayern Munich have revealed that Kingsley Coman sustained a minor strain in his left hamstring during the weekend’s clash with Bayer Leverkusen.
Coman limped off during the game in the 33rd minute at the BayArena in what was a thrilling yet crucial 2-1 win for Bayern. However, the winger’s injury dampened spirits, but the club have now revealed that Coman suffered a minor strain.
“Kingsley Coman only sustained a strain in his left hamstring during Saturday’s Bundesliga top-of-the-table clash at Bayer 04 Leverkusen,” an official statement on Bayern’s website reads. “This was confirmed by a scan carried out by the FC Bayern medical department.”
The winter break could not have come at a better time for Coman who can use the downtime to recharge his batteries and hopefully return for the start of the Ruckrunde on January 3rd against Mainz 05.
The 24-year-old has been a crucial member of Hansi Flick’s team this season, scoring five goals and providing nine assists in 15 games across all competitions.
Against Leverkusen, Coman was replaced by Leroy Sane, who was withdrawn midway through the second half and replaced by teenager Jamal Musiala.
Flick said after the game: “When we make substitutions, we have to do it sensibly. If you see the second half, Thomas Muller is indispensable, Serge Gnabry improved in the second half, that’s why I substituted Leroy Sane. We had to react like that because there was no other option.”
Bayern were also provided with a huge boost with the return of Joshua Kimmich in the game on Saturday. Kimmich was expected to return in January after undergoing surgery for his damaged meniscus.
But the 25-year-old made a quick return to the starting XI and even provided the assist for Robert Lewandowski’s winning goal.