Bayern Munich star Davies sidelined due to myocarditis

Club manager says Canadian left back 'stopped training for now' for heart problem after COVID-19 infection

2022-01-14 17:56:13

ANKARA

Bayern Munich's Canadian star Alphonso Davies will be ineligible for upcoming weeks due to myocarditis following his coronavirus infection, the German Bundesliga club's manager said on Friday.

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

"He (Davies) has stopped training for now, so he won't be available to us for the next weeks," Nagelsmann said.

"This myocarditis isn't too dramatic based on the ultrasound, but more simply signs of an inflammation. Nevertheless, it needs to heal and that will no doubt take some time."

Davies, 21, tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 5, and then he returned to training on Wednesday.

He produced six assists in 23 appearances this season.

Davies, who joined Bayern Munich in 2019, made 107 appearances for the German powerhouse to score five goals and 18 assists.

He helped Bayern Munich win the 2020 UEFA Champions League, and three consecutive German Bundesliga titles in 2019-2021.

Before his move to Germany, Davies had played for Canada's Vancouver Whitecaps, which compete in the Major League Soccer.