Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann confirmed Coman underwent minor surgery after discovering a disturbance in his heartbeat following years of injury frustration.
Bayern Munich ‘s Kingsley Coman has undergone heart surgery following a shock diagnosis, manager Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed.
The Frenchman, linked with a transfer to Liverpool and Manchester United in recent years, discovered he had a disturbance in his heartbeat – a minor cardiac arrhythmia – that forced him to go under the knife just days after featuring for Bayern in the Champions League.
Having struggled with injuries despite winning a league title in every season of his senior career with Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and the Bundesliga behemoths, Coman admitted that he almost retired in 2018.
However, the winger is going strong in Germany at the age of 24 and featured as his side beat Barcelona 3-0 at the Nou Camp in Tuesday’s group stage clash before the operation.
Nagelsmann revealed at a press conference on Friday: “‘King’ had an operation yesterday, he had a minor heart rhythm disturbance. I’ll explain that with my little medical expertise.
“There are two strands that activate the sinus node. One of them was cut off so that there would be no additional blow. Sometimes he had less air for a short time and was less productive,” the Bayern boss explained.
“That’s why we did a long-term ECG [electrocardiogram] and found something that could be fixed quickly.”
Coman memorably scored the winner in the 2020 Champions League final against PSG but his career has not been plain sailing.
However, his gaffer’s comments suggest that the France international will be back on the pitch soon.
“He’ll start cardio on Tuesday,” Nagelsmann stated. “It won’t take much longer than a week and a half or two before he’s back in team training.”
The German tactician, who took the reins at the Allianz Arena this summer after leaving RB Leipzig, added: “It sounds much more dramatic than it is. He is doing very well, he has minimal wound pain.
“It’s not so blatant, several people have that, but it makes a difference whether my greatest effort is to go to the refrigerator and get a cool light beer – or whether I’m a competitive athlete.”
Source | Mirror UK