FC Bayern - Frankfurt

Germany: Bundesliga
FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (10), R. Lewandowski (26), R. Lewandowski (60), L. Sané (72), J. Musiala (90)
Allianz Arena5-0

Davies injury appears serious, Gnabry's COVID test may be a "false positive"

By Peter Vice

The injury suffered by Alphonso Davies in early in Bayern's 5-0 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt looks to be rather serious.

Prior to the match, FCB head-coach Hans Dieter Flick also reported that Serge Gnabry's recent COVID result may have been a "false positive".

Alphonso Davies.
Alphonso Davies.Photo: Creative Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0

Alphonso Davies signaled immediately to the Bayern bench after collapsing 53 seconds into Bayern's round five 15:30 fixture. The 19-year-old Canadian Wunderkind got his right cleat stuck in the grass and contorted his ankle in attempt to burst out.

Given that Davies couldn't leave the pitch on his own power, the injury looked to be quite serious. There was no official word from the club yet after the match, but nature of the injury suggests, in the best-case scenario, a sprained ankle. Such a knock could conceivably keep him out for a week or more.

Speaking to SkyGermany before the match, Hansi Flick divulged that Serge Gnabry's last two coronavirus tests had come back negative. Flick noted that this included an antigen test conducted on the very morning of the match.

"It might be the case that he's one of those rare 'false positives'," Flick told the television cameras prior to kickoff.

Given that 1. FC Heidenheim reported a minimum of five "false positives" involving their players earlier in the day, it appears as if such occurrences may not be as rare as Flick intimated.

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