Canada's Alphonso Davies leaves Bayern Munich game with suspected concussion
Star's health will be a concern with World Cup looming next month
Canadian star Alphonso Davies had to leave Bayern Munich's game against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with a suspected concussion after taking a boot to the face.
The incident occurred in the 45th minute at Signal Iduna Park when Davies challenged Dortmund's Jude Bellingham for the ball. The English midfielder, using his body to shield the ball from Davies, knocked the ball into the air with his right foot, looking to pivot and knock it away from the Canadian.
Alphonso Davies was forced to come off after taking this boot to the face from Jude Bellingham. <a href="https://t.co/YtQVpO7ZmO">pic.twitter.com/YtQVpO7ZmO</a>—@ESPNFC
Davies got his head to the ball first and Bellingham's boot connected with his face, not the ball. The 21-year-old from Edmonton then fell to the ground, clutching his face.
Davies received treatment and looked unsteady as he was helped off the field on the eve of halftime. Davies did not see further action, with Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann saying after the game that the Canadian had a suspected concussion.
Dortmund rallied to tie the game 2-2 on goals in the 74th and 95th minute after Bayern went up 2-0.
Got what we deserved in the end, what a fight from the boys.🖤💛<br>Apologies for the collision <a href="https://twitter.com/AlphonsoDavies?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AlphonsoDavies</a> hope you’re feeling better as soon as possible.❤️ <a href="https://t.co/pEjdsbDX80">pic.twitter.com/pEjdsbDX80</a>—@BellinghamJude
Bellingham took to social media after the match, referencing Davies after applauding his team's comeback.
"Apologies for the collision @AlphonsoDavies. Hope you are feeling better as soon as possible," he wrote.
The Canadian coach is already awaiting Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio's return to action after taking an elbow to the head in a mid-July game at Chicago.
Davies' season was interrupted after developing symptoms of myocarditis, a mild heart condition, following a bout of COVID-19. He returned in early April after not having played since mid-December.
To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.
By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.
Become a CBC Account Holder
Join the conversation Create account
Already have an account?