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Bayern Munich issue update on Alphonso Davies' ankle injury

Robbie Copeland
Davies has suffered an injury while on international duty
Davies has suffered an injury while on international duty / Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Alphonso Davies faces 'a period on the sidelines' after suffering an ankle injury while away on international duty with Canada.

The 20-year-old had been preparing to star for his country at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but it was announced in the build-up to their opening match with Martinique that he had withdrawn from the squad after sustaining an injury.

Canada's statement confirmed that he would return to Munich and undergo rehabilitation. with Bayern, and would not be fit to play any part at the tournament which runs until early August.

And Bayern have now issued an update of their own, confirming that he has suffered from a lateral collateral ligament tear in his ankle. Under normal circumstances, this means a number of weeks on the sidelines before he can return to light training.

Bayern's statement reads: "Alphonso Davies faces a period on the sidelines at FC Bayern. The 20-year-old suffered an LCL tear to his left ankle in Canada’s build-up to the Gold Cup. Davies has now returned to Munich for rehab.

"The injury will be managed without invasive treatment."

It is unclear at this stage if this is a fresh injury, or a flare-up of the ankle problem that kept him out for nine matches between October and December last year.

But in any case, Davies will likely be out of Bayern's entire pre-season preparations, while the Bundesliga opener with Borussia Monchengladbach and the DFL-Supercup with Dortmund also look in serious doubt.

He may target a return after the first international break, with Bayern due to face RB Leipzig on 11 September.

The injury means Canada are without both Davies and star forward Jonathan David, who is also absent with injury. They won their first match 4-1 without either of the key duo, and will face Haiti and the USA on Friday and Sunday respectively.