Update: 8:45AM EST
According to sources from Alphonso Davies’ camp, the Canadian’s injury is not serious:
Von der Seite von Alphonso Davies heißt es: die Blessur, welche ihn zur Abreise vom kanadischen Nationalteam gezwungen hat, sei nicht schwerwiegend. Es liege keine (ernste) Verletzung vor.— Tobi Altschäffl (@altobelli13) September 8, 2021
From Alphonso Davies’ side it is said: the injury that forced him to leave the Canadian national team was not serious. There is no (serious) injury.
Bayern Munich fans can breath easy now.
Update: 9:30PM EST
Per the Canadian National Team’s official web site, Davies WILL be returning to Munich after withdrawing from the squad. As initially reported, Bayern Munich will give him an MRI to make sure there is nothing seriously wrong with his left knee. He will not be in the squad to face El Salvador in Canada’s third of three CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers during this international break.
Update: 6:30PM EST
It would appear that The Athletic got some erroneous information, as a recent update regarding FC Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies has him still in Canada with the team.
The Athletic’s Joshua Kloke tweeted out a quote from Canada’s men coach John Herdman, saying:
John Herdman says Alphonso Davies is still with the Canadian national team. #CanMNT— Joshua Kloke (@joshuakloke) September 7, 2021
Further information shows that Davies missed training, which is to be expected with a knock.
We’ll obviously keep you posted regarding the status of Davies given that FC Bayern have two massively important games in the coming 7 days in their Bundesliga match vs. RB Leipzig in Nagelsmann, Upamecano, & Sabitzer’s return and in Tuesday’s Champions League opener vs. FC Barcelona.
Per a new update from The Athletic, Alphonso Davies will be returning to Bayern Munich to have a further assessment of the injury he sustained on Sunday night in Canada’s World Cup qualifying draw against the United States in Nashville, Tennessee.
Davies will have an MRI scan on his left leg on Wednesday morning as a precaution to make sure there is nothing seriously wrong, which it’s assumed that there isn’t.
Worryingly, at the time of the injury, there didn’t appear to be any sort of contact with another player when Davies pulled up in the 73rd minute after a blistering run down the U.S’s left channel. Judging by his facial expression, he looked to be in a noticeable amount of discomfort and then went down on the pitch and required attention from Canada’s physios. He had initially made the symbol to be immediately subbed off, but it wasn’t until four minutes later in the 77th minute that he was replaced by Jonathan Osorio.
Thankfully, when the Canadian team was spotted leaving the Nissan Stadium, Davies was not on crutches and was able to walk fine under his own power. Bayern’s team doctors and physios will be able to get a better understanding of what, exactly, occurred after they’re able to read the MRI results and decide the best course of action for the time being. It’s a crucial stretch for Bayern Munich with the weekend Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig coming up just before their first UEFA Champions League group stage match away at Barcelona.
Even if the MRI scans coming back with nothing serious, Julian Nagelsmann will certainly have to consider the possibility of resting Davies against Leipzig as to not aggravate anything and to keep him fresh for Barcelona. Lucas Hernandez is finally fully fit coming back from injury recovery of his own and he could slot in at left back against Leipzig if Davies is unable to go.