Bayern wing Coman out ‘several weeks’ with left ankle injury

Matthias Balk/dpa via AP

MUNICH (AP) Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has been ruled out for “several weeks” after an operation on his left ankle.

The Bundesliga powerhouse says the France international tore the syndesmosis joint in the upper part of the ankle on Saturday during a 0-0 draw with Hertha Berlin.

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Coman, who went on as a substitute in the 68th minute, suffered the injury while running for the ball. Bayern had already made its three substitutes by then, however, so the 21-year-old Conan was forced to finish the game despite his discomfort.

Bayern says doctor Ulrich Stoeckle conducted a “successful” operation on Monday but the player “will be out for several weeks.”

French sports newspaper L’Equipe says Coman is likely to be out for two months, ruling him out of decisive games for Bayern in the Champions League and Bundesliga.