Confirmed: Davies will miss 6-8 weeks on account of ligament damage
Bayern Munich has confirmed our fear: Alphonso Davies has indeed suffered ligament damage to his right ankle and will miss 6-8 weeks as he rehabilitates from the injury.
Hansi Flick said, “He has a ligament injury. One ligament is torn, one ligament is partly torn. We’re estimating six to eight weeks out.” Davies’ loss obviously is a blow: “When a player of this quality is out, it hurts,” Flick said.
The timing of the injury could me that we have seen the last of Davies in 2020.
Alphonso Davies suffered a serious ankle injury in just the second minute of Bayern Munich’s match against Eintracht Frankfurt. He rolled his right ankle without any contact from another player and immediately went to the ground in considerable pain.
Even Bayern Munich’s various social media reps seemed aware of the severity of the injury, just judging by their immediate reactions:
Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg writes,
Sah und hörte sich nicht gut an. @AlphonsoDavies knickt ohne Fremdeinwirkung mit dem rechteN Fuß um. Müller ruft direkt die Ärzte: „Sprunggelenk!“ Hernández kommt. Gute Besserung! @SPORT1 #FCBayern #FCBSGE pic.twitter.com/qxsLJqi24u— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) October 24, 2020
Looked and sounded bad: Alphonso Davies rolls his right ankle without contact. Müller immediately calls the doctors: “Ankle!” Hernandez comes. Get well soon!
It was Davies first start since playing against FC Düren from the 5th division in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on October 15, while Lucas Hernandez played at left-back in the last two games, against Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Hernandez put on his jersey and immediately entered the game as Bayern’s physio’s helped Davies limp off the pitch.
We will probably hear from the club within a day about the extent of the injury. If Davies has torn a ligament like Kingsley Coman has done (injury history at Transfermarkt), he could potentially need a period of roughly 80 days or two and a half to three months to recover.
Davies is the second serious ankle injury to hit Bayern: youngster Armindo Sieb suffered a similar injury in his debut against FC Düren.
Gute Besserung, Phonzie!