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Football: Bayern winger Coman out for two weeks after minor heart surgery

Football: Bayern winger Coman out for two weeks after minor heart surgery

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - September 14, 2021 Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann before the match REUTERS/Albert Gea

MUNICH: 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 (Sep 17).

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 heartbeat, 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."

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.

Source: Reuters

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