Updated: September 17, 2021 6:33:42 pm
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman underwent minor surgery this week to fix a heart problem but is not expected to be out for more than two weeks, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Friday.
The Frenchman, who came on as a late substitute in their 3-0 Champions League group-stage win at Barcelona earlier this week, will resume training as early as next week after going under the knife on Thursday.
“He had a faint additional heart beat, a minor hearth rhythm issue,” Nagelsmann told a virtual news conference. “He briefly had a bit less air. This is why we decided to do the surgery. He was operated on yesterday.”
“On Tuesday he will start cardio training and will not be out longer than a week and a half or two weeks. It is not that serious. Many people have this issue. He feels well, has no pain.”
🗣️ @J__Nagelsmann: “Kingsley #Coman underwent surgery yesterday. 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. ” pic.twitter.com/IM3IME12sD
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 17, 2021
Champions Bayern Munich, with three wins from their opening four Bundesliga matches, take on promoted VfL Bochum on Saturday following their confidence-boosting win over Barcelona.
“I don’t feel I have to motivate my players,” Nagelsmann said. “In every game it is about achieving our goals. In the Bundesliga we are not there where we want to be. We are in second place.”
Bayern are second on 10 points, two off leaders VfL Wolfsburg with four matches played.
“No matter who the opponent is we have always got to reach our limits and we will do just that tomorrow. Our goal is the three points,” Nagelsmann said.
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