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

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

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.

Canada’s international defender missed a first outing of 2022 for the reigning German champions after posting a positive test result for the coronavirus.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side suffered a 2-1 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach in their absence, and the talented 21-year-old won’t be returning to contention anytime soon after contracting another health problem.

His status for Canada’s World Cup qualifiers in late January is also in doubt.

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How long has Alphonso Davies been away?

Ahead of a trip to Cologne on Saturday, Bayern boss Nagelsmann told reporters in an update on Davies: “Yesterday in our follow-up review that we do with every player who has had COVID-19, we have detected signs of mild myocarditis, 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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Matches missed by Alphonso Davies

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 round of 16 first leg with Red Bull Salzburg taking them to Austria, and Davies could be left to watch all of those outings from afar.

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 run at the end of January which could position them to qualify for their first Men’s World Cup since 1986. If Davies were to miss these games, it would deal a serious blow to Canada’s hopes. to progress.

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 of the nine points available in those three games would leave Canada in a 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 7:30 p.m. ET
January 30, 2022 Canada vs. United States 3:05 p.m. ET
February 2, 2022 El Salvador v. Canada 8 p.m. ET
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

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