Shock to Alfonso Davies: FC Bayern Munich suffered a groin injury at the Canadian national team’s training camp during the preparation for the Gold Cup. The Canadian Federation announced this on Friday evening. No information was given about the severity of the injury. The only thing that is certain is that Davis – one of the top performers among Canadians – cannot participate in the North American continental tournament and has gone back to Munich to recover.
Davies has developed into the undisputed regular at the left-back position at Bayern after a difficult initial stage. The 20-year-old, who was signed as a winger for 10 million euros in early 2019, was a central component of the team that won the championship, the DFB Cup and a triple of the Champions League in 2019 under coach Hansi Flick. /20 season. Davis was also used regularly last season, but was unable to maintain his excellent form from the previous season and was also incapacitated by an ankle injury for almost a month and a half. So far, the shooting star has played 84 competitive games for FCB and made 17 appearances.
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Should Davies stay out longer, new Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann could face problems just ahead of the start of the season. Along with French center and left-back Lucas Hernández, another defensive star is already missing, having probably suffered a meniscus tear at the European Championship by mid-August. Umar Richards, who was signed free of charge by Reading FC, offers himself as a substitute.
Even without the injury, Davies would have missed the bulk of Bayern’s preparations ahead of the start of the Bundesliga season on 13 August. Due to the Gold Cup (10 July to 1 August), a late start to training was planned anyway.