Myocarditis for Alphonso Davies

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Soccer player Alphonso Davies will miss a few weeks of play with mild myocarditis that developed after a coronavirus infection, which will make it difficult for Canada to qualify for CONCACAF World Cup soccer.

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann confirmed the news on Friday. Davies tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 5 amid an outbreak in the German Bundesliga roster. Last week, Davies was reported to be doing well and remaining in home confinement. However, his state of health should improve.

“At the follow-up examination that we carry out with each player who has had COVID-19, we detected signs of mild myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscle. He has stopped training for the moment, so he will not be available for us in the coming weeks,” Nagelsmann said, as reported by the daily “L’Équipe”.

As confirmed by Canada Soccer in the afternoon, the Canadian international will miss Canada’s duels against Honduras, the United States and El Salvador, scheduled in order for January 27 and 30, as well as February 2. The national side top the CONCACAF final qualifying group standings with a 4-0-4 record.

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