Alphonso Davies’ World Cup entry under threat after full Bayern Munich defender limps while holding back of leg in Hertha Berlin win – 18 DAYS before Canada’s first game
Canada’s World Cup campaign was dealt a major blow on Saturday when star player Alphonso Davies limped during Bayern Munich’s clash against Hertha Berlin.
The full defender was substituted in the 64th minute of Bayern’s 3-2 victory over the Berlin team in the Bundesliga and was replaced by Lucas Hernandez.
He seemed to pull up when he tried to steal the ball from Hertha Berlin striker Marco Richter. He eventually ended his pursuit and immediately called to be taken away.
Alphonso Davies (center) stumbled during Bayern Munich’s match against Hertha Berlin
The fullback appeared to be pulling up as he chased Hertha Berlin striker Marco Richter (right)
He limped off the field, clutching the back of his leg in a worrying sight to both Canada and Bayern fans.
Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann said in his post-match press conference that he would know more about the extent of Davies’ injury on Sunday.
The injury comes just 18 days before Canada begins its World Cup campaign and the team is now sweating over Davies’ health.
He was supposed to make his debut at the tournament, but may now miss the opportunity completely.
Canada, ranked 41st in the world, will open its World Cup campaign on November 23 against number 2 Belgium in Qatar, its first since 1986 at the tournament.
The latest injury comes a month after he was taken to hospital after being kicked in the face during Der Klassiker.
The injury is a huge blow to Canada just 18 days before it starts its World Cup campaign
“FC Bayern defender Alphonso Davies suffered a skull contusion in a 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s big Bundesliga game, scans have revealed,” a statement from Bayern said.
‘The 21-year-old’ [Davies] feels good under the circumstances, but was not in training on Sunday,” Bayern said.
“Davies was grabbed in the face by the boot of Jude Bellingham from Dortmund shortly before half-time and had to be pulled out.”
The latest injury comes a month after he was taken to hospital after being kicked in the face
Davies released a video on Instagram saying: “I want to thank everyone for the nice messages and I look forward to being back on the field soon. Thank you.’
He made his return to Bayern’s basics this season after missing much of a final season due to a heart condition.
After a bout of Covid-19, the Canadian developed symptoms of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.
The illness forced Davies to miss nearly six months of Bayern’s campaign last season, as well as Canada’s last six CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.