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Relief for Bayern Munich & Canada as Alphonso Davies avoids serious injury despite exiting friendly

18:20 GMT+3 24/09/2022
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Canada star Alphonso Davies did not sustain a serious injury during his side's 2-0 win against Qatar, Canada national team coach John Herdman says.
  • Davies substituted during friendly
  • Bayern star's condition not serious
  • Canada won 2-0 against Qatar

WHAT HAPPENED? The full-back had to be substituted off after an hour into the international friendly because of an injury and was replaced by Ike Ugbo.

WHAT THEY SAID: Speaking after the game, coach Herdman told reporters: "We're examining Alphonso now, but he looked OK on the bench, just like after the game. He was also in good spirits, so I don't think it's too bad."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The news that the 21-year-old has not sustained a serious injury will be a positive for the national team and Bayern Munich. Both teams have been sweating over his fitness a lot this year, as he was kept out for three months because of Covid-19 and a heart issue.

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WHAT NEXT FOR DAVIES? Canada are in action again on Tuesday when they take on Uruguay in another international friendly and Davies could be eligible to feature in that match.