Bayern Munich

Kingsley Coman undergoes minor heart surgery

Tom Gott
Kingsley Coman went under the knife
Kingsley Coman went under the knife / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has revealed that winger Kingsley Coman underwent minor heart surgery on Thursday after complaining of a shortage of breath during training.

The 25-year-old, who is currently locked in contract talks with the German giants, has been battling various injuries over the past few weeks, with a knock and a calf problem restricting him to just 38 minutes across Bayern's opening four matches.

He's now set for another spell on the sidelines as Nagelsmann confirmed in a recent press conference that Coman was actually diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and went under the knife to help monitor the issue.

"Kingsley Coman underwent surgery yesterday," he began. "His heartbeat rhythm had a slight disturbance with a minor added beat. At times he had a slight shortage of breath. That's why we opted for long-term ECG monitoring and went ahead with this procedure.

"It's not that unusual. Several people have it. He said every now and then that he wasn't always breathing so perfectly. Then there were several tests, including a long-term ECG.

"The procedure involved a manageable risk. He is doing very well, he has minimal wound pain. Once the wound is healed then he will be able to start with rehab training and it won't be more than ten days to two weeks before he's back in full training."

Coman is expected to make a full recovery and will continue to have his heart monitored to ensure there is no extra cause for concern.

In the meantime, he will remain on the sidelines for Bayern, who have bounced back from the 1-1 draw with Gladbach on the opening weekend in emphatic fashion. They have bagged 30 goals in their last six matches, 12 of which came in an absolute mauling of minnows Bremer in the DfB Pokal.

Coman's absence will allow Leroy Sane to keep his spot on the left wing, with Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala and Marcel Sabitzer competing for a place on the right.


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