Some people have the worst luck.
Kingsley Coman is developing well at Bayern Munich and had a very strong chance of becoming a star of the World Cup 2018 in the summer.
The French squad contains a galaxy of established superstars and unbelievably talented youngsters playing across Europe and every one of them will be fighting for a spot on the plane.
Sadly, it looks like Coman’s chances of making the France World Cup squad have just gone up in a ball of flames after Bayern Munich’s match against Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Bayern drew 0-0 at the Allianz Arena, which ended their league winning streak, but less than 15 minutes after coming on as a substitute Coman was left on the floor clutching his ankle.
A lengthy stoppage for treatment ensued and he was forced to play on until the end with Jupp Heynckes already having made all three substitutions.
The Bayern manager said the injury wasn’t too bad initially but now it has been reported that Coman will be out for two months after rupturing a ligament in his ankle and undergoing surgery on Monday.
With such fierce competition for a place in Didier Deschamps’ squad for the summer, sitting on the bench for two crucial months in the final games in Europe and domestic leagues could spell the end of Coman’s chances.
He is already competing against the likes of Thomas Lemar, Anthony Martial, Nabil Fekir, Ousmane Dembele and Dmitri Payet for a spot in the front three.
And now to have to sit out and watch as they all do their best to impress the national manager will be heartbreaking for Bayern’s young star.
Let’s hope he can get fit and get himself on that plane.