Alphonso Davies leaves the Bayern Munich match after being kicked in the face

Canada’s Alphonso Davies has been diagnosed with a concussion after being kicked in the face

Canadian star Alphonso Davis Bayern Munich confirmed on Sunday morning that the forward has been diagnosed with a concussion after taking a boot to the face.

Byrne did not provide a timeline for how long Davis will be out.

The incident occurred in the 45th minute at Signal Idona Park when Davies challenged Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham for a goal. Using his body to shield the ball from Davies, the English midfielder flicked the ball into the air with his right foot, looking to turn the ball and put it away from the Canadian.

Davis 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, holding his face in his hands.

Davies received treatment and appeared unsteady as he was helped off the field at half-time. Davies did not see further action, with Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann saying after the game that the Canadian was frozen out.

Dortmund tied the game 2-2 after Bayern scored 2-0 in the 74th and 95th minutes.

Bellingham took to social media after the game, quoting Davis to praise his team’s comeback.

With the World Cup starting next month, Davis’ health will be a concern for John Herdman. The Canadian coach is already awaiting the return of Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio after an elbow to the head in a mid-July match in Chicago.

Davis’ season was interrupted after developing symptoms of myocarditis, a mild heart condition, following COVID-19. He returned in early April after not playing since mid-December.

– With files from The Canadian Press.

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