Bayern Munich issued a press release this morning confirming that Alphonso Davies has suffered a torn ligament in his left ankle and will be sidelined by the injury for the foreseeable future.
The injury occurred days ago when Davies was training with the Canadian national team in anticipation of the Gold Cup tournament. Davies has scored four goals and made five assists for Canada in six international matches in 2021. His absence is a major blow to Canada’s prospects. Davies has already returned to Munich to begin rehab.
According to the club, Davies’s injury is being “treated conservatively,” that is, without surgery: Davies will presumably be unable to play for at least a month and potentially longer. He thus will not be available when the 2021/22 Bundesliga season commences.
Julian Nagelsmann will thus be without his two first candidates at left-back, since Lucas Hernandez will also miss the beginning of the season. Hernandez suffered a torn meniscus in France’s final group stage match of Euro 2020, against Portugal, and underwent an operation to repair it.