By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Bayern confirm new injury to sideline Coman for weeks

FC Bayern München were quick to confirm a grim injury prognosis for French winger Kingsley Coman after the 27-year-old was subbed off early in Saturday's 2-0 win over FC Köln. 

Subbed off in the 50th minute of Saturday afternoon's 2-0 victory over Köln, it was immediately apparent that Kingsley Coman's latest injury looked serious. The Frenchman twisted his leg chasing a ball in his opponent's penalty area shortly after the start of the second half. Coman was unable to leave the pitch on his own accord, requiring two members of the FCB medical staff to help him off. 

The club's medical department issued a short statement Saturday evening confirming that the 27-year-old had torn a muscle cluster in his right adductor area. The attacker's downtime - with a little over a month left in the season - is estimated at "several weeks". The news is especially bitter for Coman, who only just returned from a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

Coman's teammate Serge Gnabry also recently returned from a long injury layoff only to be sidelined again. Leroy Sané has unfortunately seen perhaps the best season of his professional career halted by pubic bone problems; a long-term diagnosis that will leave him in pain through this summer's European Championship and may potentially affect his playing future permanently. 

Manuel Neuer was also left out of Saturday's league encounter due to nagging adductor problems. Speaking at his his post-match press conference, Tuchel noted that the medical staff "did not wish to risk anything" with Germany's #1. Tuchel also addressed the many injury problems that have plagued his team this season, insisting that the internal inquiries are being made. 

"The fact is that it's just too much and it's been with us all year," Tuchel said, "It been going on throughout the course of the whole season. The causes are being investigated on many levels, but we don't have the answer yet."
 

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