Due to an injury, Canadian national football squad member and Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies would not be on the field for tonight’s World Cup qualifier match against El Salvador.
While the specifics of Davies’ injury are still so far undisclosed, German reporter Manuel Bonke tweeted early this morning that the 20-year old soccer pro is “currently on the return journey to Munich” for an MRI scan.
Bonke also added that the injury is contemplated not to be serious since “Davies says he only received one blow.”
The blow Bonke refers to is believed to be the one he took during last Sunday’s bout against the Americans in the FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Nashville, Tennessee.
John Herdman, head coach for the Canadian national football team, confirmed Davies’ absence from the match against El Salvador this evening at the BMO Field in Toronto. However, he also related that Davies is “still with the team,” and updates on his injury will be announced early Wednesday.
Alphonso Davies is considered one of the Canadian national football squad’s most dynamic players. Additionally, he is responsible for the high-powered assist to Cyle Larin to snag the draw in last Sunday’s match against the Americans.
The Canadian football team is scheduled to face off against Mexico, Panama, and Jamaica in the next few weeks for the ongoing FIFA World Cup qualifiers.