Alphonso Davies ruled out heart inflammation after being diagnosed

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Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed that left-back Alphonso Davies is set for a period on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a mild heart infection.

Davies missed his team’s first match in 2022 – a 2-1 loss to Gladbach – due to Covid-19, but he has since tested negative and was scheduled to return to training after a routine check-up by Bayern medical officials.

Unfortunately, during these tests, an irregularity was discovered with Davies’ heart and he will now be kept away from football while undergoing treatment.

“Yesterday, during our follow-up study that we do with all players who have had Covid-19, we discovered signs of mild myocarditis, that is, an inflammation of the heart muscle,” said Nagelsmann.

“He has stopped training for now, so he will not be available for us in the coming weeks.

“This myocarditis is not too dramatic based on the ultrasound, but more simple signs of an inflammation. Still, it must heal and it will undoubtedly take some time.”

Davies is expected to undergo further tests in Munich to determine the best course of action.

So far, it has not been mentioned how long Davies will be sidelined. Englishman Omar Richards is the only other natural left-back in the squad, and he has now returned to training after his own break with Covid-19.

Manuel Neuer, Dayot Upamecano, Leroy Sane and Tanguy Nianzou are all back in the Bayern squad as well, but Naglesmann confirmed that Neuer is not yet ready to play 90 minutes.

Lucas Hernandez, a midfielder who is comfortable on the left, is left with Covid-19.

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