Bayern Munich have released a statement regarding Alphonso Davies’ fitness amid fears he could miss the World Cup with a hamstring problem.
Davies is expected to be one of the stars of the tournament after helping lead Canada to its first World Cup finals appearance since 1986.
However, alarm bells were ringing over his participation after he picked up a hamstring injury in Bayern’s win over Hertha Berlin last week.
However, the Bundesliga champions have allayed those concerns, confirming that while Davies will not play any club football until 2023, he is not expected to miss the World Cup.
“FC Bayern will be without Alphonse Davies for the two remaining Bundesliga games before the winter break,” the club said in a statement.
“The 22-year-old full-back suffered a hamstring strain in Saturday’s 3-2 win at Hertha BSC.
“The diagnosis was confirmed by the medical unit of the German record holders. The Canadian representative’s participation in the World Cup in Qatar is not at risk.”
Canada has a tough group in Qatar, facing Belgium, Croatia and Morocco.
Leading the CanMNT alongside Davies will be in-demand Lille striker Jonathan David and combative Porto midfielder Stephen Eustaquio.