Coman to retire if injury problems continue

Kingsley Coman has stated that if his recurring ankle problems continue, he will end his playing career prematurely.

The French winger says this after making just his third Bundesliga appearance of the season, having incurred injury problems that have restricted him from establishing a first-team place in Bayern Munich's struggling squad.

Apart from this, Coman has also struggled in past seasons, only making 21 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, whilst only making 19 appearances in the season before.

Whilst the former PSG and Juventus winger is one of the most promising players in world football, severe ankle problems have hampered his career, most recently having damaged ankle ligaments, not playing for three months as a result.

Even though he has made his return and has played in the last two Bundesliga matches for Bayern Munich, he has become impatient at the lack of consistent playing time he is having due to these injuries, and has stated that he will retire if he suffers another injury of the same manner.

Coman expressed his disappointment in an interview with TF1, stating that,"I hope I don't have to relive what I've been through, enough is enough. I will not accept a third operation – it will mean maybe my foot is not made for this level."

The loss of Coman at the end of the season will spell big troubles for Bayern Munich, with Arjen Robben already confirming his exit at the end of the season, whilst Franck Ribery is already 35-years-old.

Bayern Munich have a tough task in front of them, facing AFC Ajax - who have already qualified - in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, as they aim to qualify and secure top spot in the group. After the encounter, they will face Hannover 96, as they aim to reduce the gap between them and the league leaders, Borussia Dortmund.