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How long has Alphonso Davies been away?  Canada, Bayern Munich star diagnosed with myocarditis after COVID-19 fight

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How long has Alphonso Davies been away? Canada, Bayern Munich star diagnosed with myocarditis after COVID-19 fight

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Alphonso Davies saw an immediate return to action at ruled Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga giants detecting signs of heart muscle inflammation in a player who has recently recovered from COVID-19.

It’s a diagnosis that will keep the Canada international out of Bayern’s next games, and he’ll also be forced to miss all three of Canada’s World Cup qualifiers scheduled for the end of January.

The German champions suffered a 2-1 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach in Davies’ absence, and the talented 21-year-old won’t be back anytime soon.

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How long has Alphonso Davies been away?

Ahead of a trip to Cologne on Saturday, Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann told reporters during an update on Davies: “Yesterday during our follow-up examination that we carry out with every player who has had COVID- 19, we detected signs of mild myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.

“He has stopped training for the moment, so he will not be available for us for the next few weeks.

“This myocarditis is not too dramatic according to the ultrasound, but more simply the signs of inflammation. However, he needs to be healed and it will probably take some time. »

According to a report citing the player’s agent, the duration of his absence will be at least four weeks.

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How many matches will Alphonso Davies miss?

Having been forced to extend a spell on the sidelines, it remains to be seen when Davies will be allowed to return to action.

He will be permanently absent from the January 15 game against FC Cologne, while Bayern are due to visit Hertha Berlin on January 23.

An important meeting with RB Leipzig will take place on February 5, before the team travel to Bochum a week later.

Nagelsmann’s side will be back in Champions League competition on February 16, with the first leg of the round of 16 against Red Bull Salzburg taking them to Austria, and Davies could be left to watch all these from afar. exits.

Other medical examinations will however be carried out in Munich, making it possible to establish a more definitive timetable for the recovery of the back buccaneer.

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Will Davies miss Canada’s World Cup qualifying?

Canada have a major World Cup qualifying streak at the end of January which could position them to qualify for their first men’s World Cup since 1986. With Davies forced to miss those games, it could be a serious blow to hopes of Canada to move forward.

Canada’s men’s team currently sits in first place in the regional qualifiers with six games to go. Three of them will be played in January and February: in Honduras (January 27), against the United States (January 30) and in El Salvador (February 2). The top three teams get automatic places for Qatar 2022.

Six or more points out of the nine points available in the next three matches would leave Canada in prime position to book a ticket to Qatar 2022.

Country Please GP W L D GF Georgia DG
Canada 16 8 4 0 4 13 5 +8
United States 15 8 4 1 3 12 5 +7
Mexico 14 8 4 2 2 11 seven +4
Panama 14 8 4 2 2 11 9 +2
Costa Rica 9 8 2 3 3 6 seven -1
Jamaica seven 8 1 3 4 6 ten -4
El Salvador 6 8 1 4 3 4 ten -6
Honduras 3 8 0 5 3 5 15 -ten

Below is the full list of Canada’s past results and upcoming matches in the quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Dated Match Time (ET) Strong points
September 2, 2021 Canada 1, Honduras 1 Strong points
September 5, 2021 United States 1, Canada 1 Strong points
September 8, 2021 Canada 3, El Salvador 0 Strong points
October 7, 2021 Mexico 1, Canada 1 Strong points
October 10, 2021 Jamaica 0, Canada 0 Strong points
October 13, 2021 Canada 4, Panama 1 Strong points
November 12, 2021 Canada 1, Costa Rica 0 Strong points
November 16, 2021 Canada 2, Mexico 1 Strong points
January 27, 2022 Honduras v. Canada 8:05 p.m.
January 30, 2022 Canada vs. United States 3:05 p.m.
February 2, 2022 El Salvador v. Canada 9 p.m.
March 24, 2022 Costa Rica vs. Canada To be determined
March 27, 2022 Canada vs. Jamaica To be determined
March 30, 2022 Panama v. Canada To be determined

How long has Alphonso Davies been away? Canada, Bayern Munich star diagnosed with myocarditis after COVID-19 fight

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