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Alphonso Davies sidelined for Bayern Munich with COVID-19 complications, could miss Canada-USMNT match

Alphonso Davies sidelined for Bayern Munich with COVID-19 complications, could miss Canada-USMNT match

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Alphonso Davies is in the midst of another great season for Bayern Munich, but things are now on hiatus due to his recovery from Covid. After initially testing positive on January 5, Davies along with five other members of the team had to isolate before returning to first-team training on Wednesday.

After a return examination, Davies was diagnosed with mild myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart. While Davies is not expected to pose a long-term threat, he will not be available for training in the coming weeks. Speaking of things, Julian Nagelsmann said:

“This myocarditis isn’t too dramatic from the ultrasound, but rather signs of inflammation. Still, it needs to heal and that will no doubt take some time.” Continuing with the other players who have found themselves in isolation, Nagelsmann also expects them to fall short against Koln on Saturday: “None of them are 100% fit. One or two also had symptoms. Upamecano, Tanguy, Leroy, Omar and Manu and back in the squad, but except for Manu, none of them are ready to start or play for a reasonable number of minutes.”

Canadian coach John Herdman will also be concerned about this diagnosis with critical World Cup qualifiers ahead for Canada. They’re going up against Honduras (Jan. 27), the United States (Jan. 30), and El Salvador (February 2), and not having Davies in full fitness will be quite a blow to the side when they’re on top of the Octagonal. You can watch selected Concacaf World Cup qualifiers at Paramount+, including when Canada plays the USMNT.

Marcel Sabitzer replaced the left-back in Davies’ absence when Bayern lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach on January 7 and could potentially line up to play there again against Koln.