Bayern Munich and Canada defender Alphonso Davies is set to be out of action indefinitely, after he was diagnosed with mild myocarditis, the Bundesliga club have announced.
The 21 year-old has not featured for the reigning Bundesliga champions since returning a positive COVID-19 test result earlier this month. He had completed routine medical checks after recovering from the virus, which detected signs of of heart muscle inflammation or mild myocarditis.
Davies who missed his side’s 2-1 loss at the Allianz Arena to Borussia Monchengladbach last time, has seen an immediate return to action at Bayern Munich ruled out. He will not be available for training or first-team selection for the time being.
Davies will surely now be side-lined for a while and will miss weeks of training as his condition is monitored. The news comes just two weeks before Canada play three crucial FIFA World Cup qualification matches, while he will sit out the domestic clash with FC Koln this weekend and Bayern’s visit to Hertha Berlin on January 23rd.
Furthermore, he will be unavailable for the Bavarians home clash with RB Leipzig on February 5th and the tie against VFL Bochum a week later. His participation in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds is uncertain at this stage.