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Bundesliga 2021-22: Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies ruled out for weeks after tests following COVID infection

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Bundesliga 2021-22: Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has announced that Alphonso Davies is set for weeks on the sideline after a coronavirus infection. The Canadian international has tested negative for coronavirus but tests this week revealed he has mild myocarditis. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates.

Bundesliga 2021-22: Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies ruled out for weeks after tests following COVID infection

“Yesterday, during our follow-up examination that we do with ever player that has had Covid-19, we detected signs of mild myocarditis, i.e. an inflammation of the heart muscle,” Nagelsmann said.

Bundesliga 2021-22: Alphonso Davies ruled out after COVID infection

“It’s not dramatic, but he will be out of training until further notice and will not be available in the coming weeks. “We do not know exactly whether it was caused by Corona. The probability is there, but it’s not 100% clear.”

The news will not just see Davies miss Bayern’s upcoming games but also Canada’s World Cup qualifiers at the end of the month. A number of Davies’ team-mates are back in contention following COVID infections but are not fit to start against Köln on Saturday. “Nobody is 100% fit yet,” Nagelsmann said.

Bundesliga 2021-22: Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies ruled out for weeks after tests following COVID infection
Bundesliga 2021-22: Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies ruled out for weeks after tests following COVID infection

“[Dayot] Upamecano, Tanguy [Nianzou], Leroy [Sané], Omar [Richards], Manu [Neuer] will be back in the squad, but apart from Manu, the rest are not ready to start.” Corentin Tolisso will also make the trip to Cologne. “He had no symptoms and has come back the fittest. We have to see, but he’ll be involved.” Bayern will be looking to respond to last week’s defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

“Leon is in recovery training and won’t have an operation. We’re trying it with medicine and will continue to build up his training. We’ll see after two weeks how the knee reacts,” Nagelsmann explained of Bayern’s No.8. Kingsley Coman had this muscular injury before his Covid-19 infection and now has to be built up again,” the 34-year-old added. Bayern are also without Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bouna Sarr (both at the Africa Cup of Nations), Lucas Hernandez (Covid-19) and Josip Stanisic (recovery training).

Bundesliga 2021-22: Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies ruled out for weeks after tests following COVID infection

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