Bayern Munich could be without Alphonso Davies for many weeks after suffering injury against Eintracht Frankfurt.
It is going to be a strange season since it started late due to the pandemic. The last campaign was completed late in August, and the new one began in September without any pre-season regime. Bayern Munich will have many more games this season as they have six trophies to win, including the club world cup.
The players will be fatigued, increasing the possibility of muscle injuries. Bayern suffered the first significant injury on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt. Alphonso Davies had to come off in the second minute of the game after injuring his ankle. The young Canadian full-back was in tears while coming off the pitch.
Considering the reaction of Davies after the injury, the extent of the injury looks serious. Die Roten is yet to release an official statement, but it doesn’t look good for now. The Bavarian faithful will be hoping that it is not a season-ending injury.
Speaking to media (via Sky Sports) after the game, Flick admitted that Davies would be out for sometime after suffering a knee injury. He was reluctant to give an exact date for his return but predicted around six to eight weeks for recovery.
“He has a ligament injury on his right ankle. He’s twisted and tore a ligament, a ligament was partially torn off. We expect him to be out for six to eight weeks.”
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Davies enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last year in the left-back position. He played an instrumental role in the German club’s treble win. Davies has been nominated for the Golden Boy award after his exploits for Die Roten last season.
However, the German Champions were cautious about managing the workload of the teenager this season. Flick confirmed that they are easing him into the starting XI this season since there was no pre-season. Playing a youngster excessively may burn him out and lead to muscle injuries. Unfortunately, Davies had rotten luck on Saturday to suffer such a significant injury.
Bayern will be able to navigate through the next couple of months as they have two options in the left-back positions. Lucas Hernandez has started the season strongly, so he is likely to be the first choice option in the left-back position. David Alaba can also fill in that position. The Austrian defender was moved to central defense last season after playing as left-back for numerous campaigns.
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Meanwhile, Leroy Sane returned from a knee injury on Saturday. The German winger came off the bench to score his second goal in Bavarian colours. Tanguy Kouassi is another player that has been on the sidelines since the start of September. The French defender should be fit in November to make his competitive debut for Die Roten.