After Lucas Hernandez, Alfonso Davies is also out at Bayern. Davies injured himself with the Canada national team and suffered a torn ankle ligament in his left ankle on Monday, according to the Munich team.
He is missing from the team under new coach Julian Nagelsmann “until further notice”. With two left-backs failing, new signing Umar Richards could be quickly put to the test. Richards moved free to German champions from English second division soccer club Reading FC.
Like Davies, who has no operation and has returned to Munich for rehab, French world champion Hernandez was injured in the national team. He had to undergo surgery due to a tear in the medial meniscus of his left knee. He will be out for “a few weeks”, according to sporting director Hassan Salihamidzik, with the “kicker” reporting a “break of at least six weeks”. The Bundesliga opener on August 13 is likely to come very early for the 25-year-old. Davis, who missed the Gold Cup with Canada, will first have to be fit and fit for competitive sports following his injury.
FC Bayern started preparations last week with a rump team. EM participants do not begin training until the last week of July or early August. The first test match is on Saturday, then Munich will play against 1. FC Köln in Willingen. – DPA