Davies alarm: suffers from myocarditis as a result of Covid

Bayern Munich’s left-back has been sidelined due to heart muscle inflammation after being infected with the coronavirus

Alphonso Davies suffers from myocarditis and is out for weeks at Bayern

Alphonso Davies suffers from myocarditis and is out for weeks at Bayern

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The left side of the Bayern Munich, Alphonso Davis, has been removed from the squad with evidence of heart muscle inflammation after being infected with the coronavirus, coach Julian Nagelsmann announced Friday. The Canada international will be out of action for at least «the next few weeks» after inflammation, known as myocarditis, was detected in a follow-up exam after he returned to training this week, Nagelsmann said.

The trainer described the swelling as «mild» and «not dramatic,» citing the results of an ultrasound exam. Myocarditis is a mild and temporary condition in the vast majority of cases, according to experts.

Bayern said last week that Davies had tested positive and returned to training on Wednesday. Nagelsmann said Davies would now stop training until further notice to give his body time to heal.

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