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No, Canada! Alphonso Davies injures ankle; will miss Gold Cup and return to Bayern Munich

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Alphonso Davies injured his ankle. Why? Because “Injury gods” that’s why!

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Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies suffered an injured ankle while on international duty with Canada and will miss the upcoming Gold Cup. Davies is headed back to Germany to do his rehab in Munich.

CanadaSoccer.com provided some — but not a lot of — details on what Davies’ status is:

Alphonso Davies will miss the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup through injury after he hurt his ankle in training earlier this week. Davies has returned to his club FC Bayern München to begin his recovery ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Davies was preparing for his third Concacaf Gold Cup, having helped Canada reach the Quarterfinals in both 2017 and 2019 and being named the Top Young Player in the 2017 edition. He was the 2020 Canada Soccer Player of the Year as well a multiple Canadian Athlete of the Year award winner including the Lionel Conacher Award and Lou Marsh Trophy. Through six international matches in 2021 with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, he has four goals and a team-best five assists.

It does not sound likes Davies will miss much time, but if he does, it would be conceivable that Julian Nagelsmann would turn to Lucas Hernandez or Omar Richards to fill the void if the Canadian star is out for an extended period.