22-year-old Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has come out and revealed that he is considering retiring if his persistent ankle problems persist.
The French international has only made five appearances this season in all competitions after suffering ankle ligament damage and told TF1 that he has endured a difficult time with his ankle and that if his issues persists it may be a sign that he is not cut out for football:
It was a very difficult year. When I hurt myself, it was the end of the world for me.
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.
I will then lead another life, an anonymous life.
Coman is one of the most highly rated young players in Europe and has already played at PSG and Juventus in his short career. He featured for Bayern Munich in their last two league outings and manager Niko Kovac hopes that he can put his injury nightmare behind him as the Bundesliga outfit look to get their season back on track after a disappointing start to the campaign:
It's nice that he has come back after a little more than three months and a serious injury.
He was not intended [to play against] Bremen, at least not for 55 or 60 minutes but rather to get 10 or 15. It came as it came and he has done very well.