Oh god, this is just horrible. With just two weeks left until Canada appear in the World Cup, Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies seems to have suffered a serious hamstring injury. No word on how bad it is, but Davies pulled up around the 60th minute of the game versus Hertha Berlin and immediately signaled for a substitution. He came off for Lucas Hernandez while holding his thigh — a telltale sign of a torn hamstring.
We await official word from Bayern and Julian Nagelsmann on the severity of the injury.
Lucas Hernández and Kingsley Coman on for Alphonso Davies and Sadio Mané (64')— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 5, 2022
Davies is off with an apparent hamstring injury
The timing of this is absolutely devastating for the player, since Davies was set to make his World Cup debut with Canada later this month. The way muscle injuries like this usually go, he may miss that opportunity entirely. You have to feel for the guy — this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that he could miss out on.
If you ever needed any more evidence that a World Cup in the winter is a stupid idea, look no further. So many players are getting injured with just weeks to go, and clubs/coaches can’t do anything to stop it. This schedule is taking its toll on players, and the whole sport suffers for it. What a shame.
We’ll keep you updated with more info as it comes out.
We have news from Nagelsmann on Davies’ condition.
Nagelsmann: “According to the Doc, there is at least one fiber tear. Have to wait and see what comes out tomorrow.”
Davies will undergo tests tomorrow to determine the true severity of the injury. Only then will we know whether he will make the World Cup or not.
Bayern Munich have released a statement on their website claiming that Davies has a hamstring strain and will miss the remaining two games before the World Cup break — Werder Bremen and Schalke. However, they did not clarify whether his participation in the World Cup is at risk.
FC Bayern will have to do without Alphonso Davies in the two remaining Bundesliga games until the winter break.
We will bring you more substantial info when we get it.
Full statement from Bayern Munich:
FC Bayern will be without Alphonso Davies for the two remaining Bundesliga games prior to the winter break. The 22-year-old full-back suffered a hamstring strain in the 3-2 win at Hertha BSC on Saturday. The diagnosis was confirmed by the German record champions’ medical unit. The Canada international’s participation in the World Cup in Qatar is not at risk.