In­jured Co­man star­ing at lengthy lay­off

The Citizen (KZN) - - Internatio­nal - Mu­nich

– Bay­ern Mu­nich for­ward Kings­ley Co­man (right) has suf­fered an in­jury to his left knee that will keep him out for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

The French­man was in­jured dur­ing Bay­ern’s 3-1 home vic­tory over Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur in the Cham­pi­ons League on Wednesday that sent them through to the com­pe­ti­tion’s knock­out stages as group win­ners with a per­fect record of six wins in six games.

Co­man, 23, opened the scor­ing in the 14th minute but jarred his knee just over 10 min­utes later and left the pitch in pain.

“The di­ag­no­sis re­vealed a cap­sule tear in the left knee,” Bay­ern said on their web­site. “Co­man also pulled his bi­ceps ten­don and jarred the knee joint. The knee will be im­mo­bilised for a while with a splint.”

Bay­ern did not say when Co­man was ex­pected to re­turn to ac­tion.

The five-time Euro­pean cham­pi­ons be­came the first Ger­man team, and only the sev­enth in all, to win all six group games in the Cham­pi­ons League, giv­ing them a much-needed lift af­ter their do­mes­tic strug­gles this sea­son.

Bay­ern have won the Ger­man top-flight ti­tle a record 29 times, in­clud­ing the last seven sea­sons in a row, but are cur­rently sev­enth in the league, seven points be­hind lead­ers Borus­sia Moenchengl­ad­bach.

The cham­pi­ons parted com­pany with coach Niko Ko­vac last month and in­terim boss Hansi Flick said they would im­me­di­ately switch fo­cus to putting things right in the league, where they have lost their last two games.

“We didn’t get ev­ery­thing right to­day, but we won and that’s a

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