Reactions as Bayern’s Kingsley Coman to Miss Arsenal Match, Out For Weeks

In an unfortunate blow to Bayern Munich, winger Kingsley Coman is set to miss crucial upcoming matches, including the Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal, after suffering a leg injury during Bayern’s recent 2-0 victory over Cologne.

Coman, who was visibly in pain, had to be assisted off the field by team staff during the second half of the match, unable to bear weight on his leg.

Bayern Munich has confirmed that Coman sustained an injury to his right adductor muscle, which will sideline him for several weeks. This diagnosis was made following an examination by the club’s medical team. The timing is particularly unfortunate as it puts Coman’s participation in the much-anticipated Euro 2024, set to start on June 14 in Germany, in jeopardy.

Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel expressed his disappointment at the post-match press conference, acknowledging that Coman’s injury somewhat marred the team’s victory. He stressed the severity of the situation, noting Coman had only just returned from a previous injury—a torn knee ligament that kept him out of action from January to March.

Christoph Freund, Bayern’s sporting director, also commented on the situation, indicating that further tests are needed but the outlook is not promising. “We hope it won’t be counted in months,” he stated, preparing for an extended period without one of their key players.

Looking ahead to the second leg of their Champions League match at home against Arsenal, Tuchel emphasized the necessity for his team to leverage their home advantage to overcome this setback. The first leg in London had ended in a 2-2 draw, setting the stage for a dramatic return leg in Munich.


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