Canada will be without its brightest young star during its final CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying tilt with French Guiana on Sunday, as Bayern Munich confirmed that Alphonso Davies has suffered a stretched ligament in his right knee, which he sustained during Bayern’s 6-0 win over Mainz.
“The 18-year-old has therefore been ordered to rest for a few days by the club’s medical department, meaning (he) will miss Canada’s upcoming match,” the Bavarian club clarified on its official website.
Davies was named to the initial squad for the crucial Gold Cup and Nations League qualifying bout, providing the former Whitecaps star with the first opportunity of a reunion in front of Vancouverites at BC Place.
Coach John Herdman has called in replacements in the form of Jay Chapman, Liam Fraser and Kamal Miller, to address his and other players’ injury concerns in camp.
For Davies, the 6-0 win over Mainz proved bittersweet, as the injury marred what was otherwise a celebratory occasion, as the young Canadian also scored his first Bundesliga goal to cap off the match.