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Alphonso Davies to be out for weeks

By Rune Gjerulff

Alphonso Davies will be out of action for weeks due to a heart issue.

Alphonso Davies.
Alphonso Davies.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Ulrich Gamel

Bayern München will have to manage without Alphonso Davies in the next few weeks, head coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed at a press conference today.

"Yesterday, during our follow-up examination that we do with ever player that has had Covid-19, we detected signs of mild myocarditis, i.e. an inflammation of the heart muscle," said Nagelsmann.

"He has stopped training for now, so he won't be available to us for the next weeks."

Nagelsmann also provided an update on the other players, who had COVID.

"None of them are 100 percent fit. One or two had symptoms as well. Upamecano, Tanguy [Nianzou], Leroy [Sané], Omar [Richards] and 'Manu' [Neuer] are back in the squad, but apart from 'Manu', none of them are ready to start or play a reasonable amount of minutes."

Corentin Tolisso is available again, but Lucas Hernandez, Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka and Josip Stanisic remain out.

Bayern will also be without Bouna Sarr and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who are playing at the Africa Cup of Nations.

FC Köln
20Marvin Schwäbe
2Benno Schmitz ↪80
15Luca Kilian
4Timo Hübers
14Jonas Hector (C)
6Salih Özcan
11Florian Kainz
18Ondrej Duda ↪58
21Louis Schaub ↪58
13Mark Uth ↪73
27Anthony Modeste ↪73
40Jonas Urbig
9Sebastian Andersson ↩73
19Kingsley Ehizibue ↩80
23Jannes-Kilian Horn
7Dejan Ljubicic ↩58
17Kingsley Schindler ↩73
25Tim Lemperle
29Jan Thielmann ↩58
31Tomáš Ostrák
FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
6Joshua Kimmich
5Benjamin Pavard
4Niklas Süle
18Marcel Sabitzer ↪75
22Marc Roca ↪83
24Corentin Tolisso ↪75
7Serge Gnabry
25Thomas Müller ↪83
42Jamal Musiala ↪60
9Robert Lewandowski
26Sven Ulreich
10Leroy Sané ↩60
34Lucas Copado Schrobenhauser
40Malik Tillman ↩83
2Dayotchanculle Upamecano
3Omar Richards ↩75
23Tanguy Nianzou ↩75
14Paul Wanner ↩83

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