MUNICH ( Associated Press) — Bayern Munich left Alfonso Davies has been sidelined after being infected with the coronavirus with evidence of inflammation in the heart muscle, coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Friday.
Nagelsmann said the Canada international would be out of action for at least “the coming weeks” after his return to training, known as myocarditis, was detected in a follow-up test this week. Koch described the swelling as “mild” and “not so dramatic,” citing the results of the ultrasound exam.
“Despite this, it needs to be fixed and it will certainly take a certain amount of time,” Nagelsmann said.
According to experts, myocarditis is a mild, temporary condition in most cases.
Bayern said last week that Davies had tested positive and was back in training on Wednesday. Nagelsman said Davis would now stop training until further notice to give his body time to recover.
This could keep Davis out of Canada’s next three World Cup qualifying games in late January and early February, including a game against the United States on 30 January. Canada leads qualifying in the CONCACAF field as it tries to reach its first World Cup since 1986. ,
Bayern lead the Bundesliga and play Cologne on Saturday.
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