Bayern Munich issue update on Alphonso Davies following hamstring scare

The defender was forced off against Hertha Berlin

Bayern Munich have revealed that Alphonso Davies’ participation in the upcoming Qatar World Cup ‘is not in danger’ after he was forced off with a hamstring injury during their 3-2 victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

The Canadian defender played a pivotal role in helping his nation reach their first World Cup finals since 1986, but picked up an injury and was forced off in Bayern’s most recent game, with the left-back substituted just after the hour mark with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

And, with the World Cup now less than three weeks away, any injury could derail players plans to take part, with the likes of Ben Chilwell and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both having been ruled out this week.

However, Bayern Munich have since revealed that the injury was not as bad as first feared, and that while the speedy Canadian will miss their final games before the tournament, his participation in Qatar should be possible.

“FC Bayern will be without Alphonso Davies in the two remaining Bundesliga games until the winter break”, they wrote.

“The 22-year-old full-back tore a muscle fibre in his right rear thigh during the 3-2 away win at Hertha BSC on Saturday. This was the result of the examinations by the medical department of the German record champions. Participation in the World Cup in Qatar is not in danger for the Canadian international.”

Meanwhile, there were anti-World Cup protests across German football over the weekend, as clubs voiced their human rights concerns about the tournament being held in Qatar.

Huge anti-Qatari World Cup tifos were displayed by fans from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Hertha BSC at both the Westfalenstadion and the Olympiastadion during Bayern’s 3-2 win against Hertha and Dortmund’s 3-0 home win against VfL Bochum.

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