Alphonso Davies is taken to hospital with a ‘suspected concussion’ in Munich’s Klassiker draw with Dortmund, after being kicked in the head.
Alphonso Davies : Concussion | Hospital | Injury
Davies has been taken to hospital after receiving a kick to the face during a dramatic Klassiker.
He was an enforced substitute at halftime of the Bayern and Borussia Dortmund’s 2-2 draw after Jude Bellingham’s boot collided with the Canadian’s face.
The Athletic’s Josh Kloke reported that FC Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann said post game, Davies had a ‘suspected concussion.’
Alphonso Davies suffers possible concussion in ‘Der Klassiker’.
Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies sustained a kick to the head and had to be replaced in the 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund.
FC Bayern Munich left Signal Iduna Park with a bitter taste in the mouth after dominating the majority of the game and squandering a 2-0 lead in stoppage time. Also, their left-back star Alphonso Davies suffered a kick to the head and had to be replaced in the 46th minute by Josip Stanisic.
Alphonso Davies Concussion
Canadian star Alphonso Davies had to leave Bayern Munich’s game against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with a suspected concussion after taking a boot to the face.
The incident occurred in the 45th minute at Signal Iduna Park when Davies challenged Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham for the ball. The English midfielder, using his body to shield the ball from Davies, knocked the ball into the air with his right foot, looking to pivot and knock it away from the Canadian.
Davies 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, clutching his face.
Davies received treatment and looked unsteady as he was helped off the field on the eve of halftime. Davies did not see further action, with Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann saying after the game that the Canadian had a suspected concussion.
Dortmund rallied to tie the game 2-2 on goals in the 74th and 95th minute after Bayern went up 2-0.
Bellingham took to social media after the match, referencing Davies after applauding his team’s comeback.
With the World Cup looming next month, Davies’ health will be a concern to John Herdman. The Canadian coach is already awaiting Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio’s return to action after taking an elbow to the head in a mid-July game at Chicago.
Davies’ season was interrupted after developing symptoms of myocarditis, a mild heart condition, following a bout of COVID-19. He returned in early April after not having played since mid-December.
Terrible news for Bayern Munich fans as Alphonso Davies is in hospital right now with a suspected head concussion sustained in a heated Der Klassiker meeting with Borussia Dortmund.
Not long after Leon Goretzka put Bayern 1-0 up with a shot from outside of the box in a scrappy game for the Bavarians, Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Davies both went for a ball where Davies lowered his head to try and connect with the ball, but Bellingham instead connected with Davies’ head instead of the ball and apparently got Davies in the eye.
After staying on the ground for a bit and getting checked by the team doctors, it was decided that Davies be subbed off for preventive measures. During the flurry of halftime subs, Croatian defender Josip Stanisic came on in his place.
The Canada men’s national soccer team ace took a boot to the face from Jude Bellingham while fighting for the ball, and several reports indicate that he was immediately taken to the hospital because he apparently suffered a concussion. Davies will most likely be out for the UEFA Champions League clash against Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich had a comfortable 2-0 lead when Davies was on the pitch but Borussia Dortmund came back from behind to salvage a point. Youssoufa Moukoko scored the first goal for the home side in the 74th minute and Anthony Modeste found the back of the net in stoppage time to equalize the match.
Davies has become a key player for Bayern Munich since arriving in 2019 and has been a constant starter regardless of who the manager is. So far in this campaign the 21-year-old has made 12 appearances across all competitions and last week he became the Canadian player with the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League with 24.