Alphonso Davies

Alphonso Davies reveals he is over heart problems & nearing return

Sean Walsh
Davies is closing in on a return to the Bayern Munich team
Davies is closing in on a return to the Bayern Munich team / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

Alphonso Davies has insisted that he is no longer suffering from an inflammation of his heart muscles and is ramping up his return to Bayern Munich action.

The Canada international contracted Covid-19 in January but scans revealed that the infection had an effect on his heart and he was diagnosed with myocarditis.

After returning to individual training in early March, Davies returned to first-team activities this week and could make his return in Bayern's Champions League quarter-final tie with Villarreal next month.

Speaking to Bayern's website, Davies revealed he's still eyeing domestic and European success this season, and that he's grateful to be nearing a return to the pitch.

"I'm happy to be back at Sabener Strasse [Bayern's training ground]. The rehab is going well so far. I have no problems with my muscles and heart, but I'm not at 100% - yet! I'm just happy that I can train again and I'm ready for work," Davies said.

"I'm giving it my all. I'm working closely with the medical department and the rehab staff. And I'm training very, very hard with and without the ball. Lots of running, strength training. I hope I can soon be back helping the team.

"The last four to eight weeks were very boring, and tough mentally. I've done a lot of music in my studio, check it out. My family was here for a long time and I've visited my girlfriend [PSG forward Jordyn Huitema] in Paris once or twice. And otherwise, waiting, waiting, waiting."