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Alphonso Davies returns to Bayern Munich training following heart problem

Sean Walsh
Davies is nearing a return
Davies is nearing a return / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

Alphonso Davies has returned to individual training at Bayern Munich after suffering from an inflammation of his heart muscles.

The Canada international tested positive for Covid-19 at the start of January, but his return to the Bayern fold was held up after he was diagnosed with myocarditis.

The Bundesliga champions have been hesitant on rushing Davies' return, but Bild reported on Sunday that the left-back has now returned to individual training as he steps up his recovery.

Davies spent around an hour undergoing fitness drills on the grass at Bayern's Sabener Strasse training ground on Sunday morning.

Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann was quizzed on Davies' return following a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim on Saturday having previously revealed that the Canadian should be back in time for the Champions League quarter-finals in April.

"The best case scenario for Phonzy is that his heart muscle inflammation is gone. However, if everything goes very, very well, he will miss three, maybe four weeks, because he is only allowed to undertake very moderate efforts the first week," Nageslmann said.

"Next week on Friday we have to do another MRI scan to check how he's doing. The fluid from the pericardium is gone, everything looks good. We're pleased and very happy with how it's turned out and hope he finds his feet again quickly."

It is then expected that Davies will resume full first-team training should Friday's MRI scan show no further complications.