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Bayern star set for a spell on sidelines after minor heart surgery

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A disturbance in heartbeat causing difficulty in breathing forced one of the members of the Bavarians’ squad to go under the knife.

Kingsley Coman had to undergo minor heart surgery and is set for a spell on the sidelines for “one and a half to two weeks”, Julian Nagelsmann has informed. 

Bayern, after beating Barcelona 3-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, resume Bundesliga action tomorrow by playing host to newcomers VfL Bochum. Subsequently, they pay a visit to another newcomers Furth in about a weeks’ time.

Coman, who has made four appearances so far this season, is expected to miss those two games but will likely be available for the Champions League clash with Dynamo Kyiv on September 29. However, it won’t be a surprise if he isn’t rushed back onto the pitch and features only after the international break.

“Kingsley Coman underwent surgery yesterday,” Nagelsmann informed in his press conference on Friday.

“His heartbeat rhythm had a slight disturbance with a minor added beat. At times he had a slight shortage of breath. That’s why we opted for long-term ECG monitoring and went ahead with this procedure. “

“He will be doing cardio training again on Tuesday and won’t be out of action for any more than one and a half to two weeks.”