Qatar 2022: How serious is Alphonso Davies’ injury and will he miss World Cup?


During Bayern’s Der Klassiker derby against Borussia Dortmund this weekend, Alphonso Davies took a blow to his head and left the field just before half-time. In this article, you will learn whether or not his injury is serious enough for him to miss the World Cup in November.

German reigning champions Bayern and Borussia Dortmund played out a 2-2 draw in Der Klassiker on Saturday, with Canadian sensation Alphonso Davies leaving with a “cranial bruise” after being booted in the face. The Bavarian club claimed that medical tests confirmed the bruise.

Davies was injured when competing with Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham for possession just before the half-time whistle. While shielding the ball with his body, the England midfielder attempted to knock it away from the Bayern full-back by kicking the air with his right foot.

Davies pounced on the ball first and Bellingham’s foot met his face instead of the ball. Later, the Canadian star collapsed on the floor and covered her face with her hands. He received medical attention at the end of the half and was taken off the pitch as he looked shaken.

How serious is Davies’ injury and will he come back in time for the World Cup?

Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund and Alphonso Davies of Bayern. (Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund and Alphonso Davies of Bayern. (Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Canada‘s national team has benefited greatly from Alphonso Davies’ rise to prominence as a regular starter for Bayern in Germany’s top league. With his ability to switch between full-back and forward on the flank, he has become not only a constant threat for both teams but also a valuable asset due to his adaptability.

His participation for the Canucks in Qatar 2022 is important if Les Rouges are to do well. However, John Herdman will be worried about the 21-year-old’s fitness with next month’s World Cup on the horizon.

Bayern did not provide an update on his recovery time, stating simply that the Canadian “is feeling fine in the circumstances” despite missing Sunday’s training due to his injury. In the absence of a possible concussion, Davies should be ok to return to action in a couple of weeks.

His comeback, though, would be more dubious if he had sustained a concussion. In spite of everything, nothing in the Bavarians’ injury report suggested anything more severe.

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