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Alphonso Davies out for Canada with minor knock

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It appears as though the excitement of the young Canadian’s first Bundesliga goal may have been a little too much to handle.

17 March 2019, Bavaria, München: Soccer: Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich - FSV Mainz 05, 26th matchday in the Allianz Arena. Alphonso Davies of FC Bayern Munich rejoices over his goal to 6:0.
17 March 2019, Bavaria, München: Soccer: Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich - FSV Mainz 05, 26th matchday in the Allianz Arena. Alphonso Davies of FC Bayern Munich rejoices over his goal to 6:0.
Photo by Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images

Alphonso Davies put his versatility on full display at the weekend as he featured as a left back and right winger in Bayern Munich’s dominating win over Mainz. His impressive performance was capped off by his first Bundesliga goal as he slotted home the rebound from Robert Lewandowski’s point blank effort.

Unfortunately, the young Canadian international picked up a minor knock that will keep him out of CONCACAF Nations League qualifying with his country. According to Canadian soccer insider John Molinaro (via MLSsoccer.com), Davies is one of three changes to the squad for Sunday’s match.

Molinaro went on to explain that the former Vancouver Whitecaps prospect picked up the knock during the celebration of his historic goal, although it is not believed to be too serious. The injury gods have made Davies feel right at home in the Bavarian capital, as he joins the illustrious club of athletes injured in moments of jubilation.

Let’s take another look at the Canadian’s first goal of many in the red and white.

Get well soon, Phonzie!