Kingsley Coman has been ruled out for "several weeks" after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury sustained in Bayern Munich's scoreless draw against Hertha Berlin last weekend, and now faces a battle to be fit for next summer's FIFA World Cup.
The 21-year-old – who has scored three goals and provided four assists in 21 Bundesliga appearances this term – suffered a partial tear of ligaments in his left ankle following a collision with Hertha’s Mathew Leckie in Saturday's Matchday 24 encounter at the Allianz Arena.
Coman had only entered the action as a 68th-minute substitute for compatriot Franck Ribery.
"Kingsley Coman suffered a capsular injury. The doctor doesn't think it's too serious. We'll see how it develops in the next days," Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes had explained in his post-match press conference.
The France international, who will almost certainly be a member of Didier Deschamps' squad if fit, has been enjoying a phenomenal campaign to date, with his overall stats showing a return of seven goals and eight assists in 32 appearances across all competitions in 2017/18.