Victim of a serious injury in training, Corentin Tolisso was operated on Friday February 19 for a torn muscle tendon in the thigh. According to German media reports, the 26-year-old midfielder could be out for up to six months. This strongly compromises its participation for Euro 2020, rescheduled from June 11 to July 11, 2021 due to the Covid-19.
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick spoke about it on Friday February 19 at a press conference. France international Corentin Tolisso is going to have to withdraw from the Bundesliga pitches for a while. “It’s a serious muscle injury, a torn tendon. On a shot [à l’entraînement], he felt severe pain, there had been no warning signs“, said the Bayern coach, before adding: “I spoke with him this morning [vendredi]. He has already been operated on, but we do not yet know the results. “
Second choice for the coach this season, Tolisso had only started seven times in 22 days of the German Championship. Lining up for German international duo Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, this choice was not always easy for coach Hansi Flick: “It really hurt me for him. I’m more than convinced that he only needed a little rhythm (…) We will support him for the weeks and months to come so that he come back to its best. “
Braked by several injuries over the past three years, Corentin Tolisso is once again affected. During the 2018-2019 season, the 2018 World Champion had missed a large part of the season due to a rupture of the cruciate ligaments. Same scenario last year when the Bavarian community had been absent for two and a half months due to an ankle operation. This new injury is therefore another blow for Tolisso who had already missed six matches for two different muscle injuries this season.
Partly probably because of these injuries, Corentin Tolisso has never really won at Bayern since his arrival in 2017. Coming from Lyon, for 41.5 million euros, this transfer had made him to the the most expensive player ever bought by Bayern (record broken since by Lucas Hernandez, 80 million).