How long is Alphonso Davies out ? Canada, Bayern Munich star diagnosed with myocarditis after COVID-19 bout

Alphonso Davies has seen an immediate return to action at Bayern Munich ruled out as the Bundesliga giants detected signs of heart muscle inflammation in a player who recently recovered from COVID-19.

The Canadian international defender missed a first outing of 2022 for the defending German champions after posting a positive coronavirus test result.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side suffered a 2-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in his absence, and the talented 21-year-old will not be back in contention any time soon after suffering another health problem.

His status for Canada’s World Cup qualifiers at the end of January is also in doubt.

How long is Alphonso Davies away?

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

He’s stopped training for now, so he won’t be available to us for the next few weeks.

“This myocarditis is not too dramatic on ultrasound, but rather signs of inflammation. However, it needs to heal and that will certainly take some time.”

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

Matches Alphonso Davies will miss

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

He will definitely miss the January 15 clash with FC Koln, while Bayern visit Hertha Berlin on January 23.

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

Nagelsmann’s team will return to Champions League competition on February 16, with the first leg of their round of 16 tie with Red Bull Salzburg taking them to Austria, and Davies can watch all those exits from afar.

However, further medical examinations will take place in Munich, allowing a more definitive timetable to be established for the buccaneer fullback’s recovery.

Will Davies miss out on qualifying for the World Cup in Canada?

Canada has a major series of World Cup qualifiers in late January that could position it to qualify for its first men’s World Cup since 1986. If Davies were forced to miss those games, it would be a huge blow to Canada’s hopes. to advance.

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

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

Country PTS GP W L D girlfriend Georgia GD
Canada sixteen 8 4 0 4 13 5 +8
U.S fifteen 8 4 one 3 12 5 +7
Mexico 14 8 4 two two eleven 7 +4
Panama 14 8 4 two two eleven 9 +2
Costa Rica 9 8 two 3 3 6 7 -one
Jamaica 7 8 one 3 4 6 10 -4
The Savior 6 8 one 4 3 4 10 -6
Honduras 3 8 0 5 3 5 fifteen -10

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

Date Coincide Time (ET) Reflexes
September 2, 2021 Canada one,Honduras one Reflexes
September 5, 2021 U.S one, Canada one Reflexes
September 8, 2021 Canada 3, The Savior 0 Reflexes
October 7, 2021 Mexico one, Canada one Reflexes
October 10, 2021 Jamaica 0, Canada 0 Reflexes
October 13, 2021 Canada 4, Panama one Reflexes
November 12, 2021 Canada one, Costa Rican 0 Reflexes
November 16, 2021 Canada two, Mexico one Reflexes
January 27, 2022 Honduras vs. Canada 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
January 30, 2022 Canada vs. United States 3:05 p.m. Eastern Time
February 2, 2022 El Salvador vs. Canada 8:00 p.m. Eastern time
March 24, 2022 Costa Rica vs. Canada Determined
March 27, 2022 Canada vs. Jamaica Determined
March 30, 2022 Panama vs Canada Determined