UPDATE: CanMNT star Alphonso Davies out for 2 matches, will not miss World Cup
UPDATE: Since the time of original posting, Bayern Munich has provided a further update, ruling Alphonso Davies out for their next two matches but making it clear he is not slated to miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Canada.
PREVIOUS: Canadian men's national team fans faced one of their greatest fears on Saturday ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup as star man Alphonso Davies could find himself ruled out of the tournament in Qatar, having sustained 'at least a muscle strain' just 15 days before the tournament.
Davies walked off of his own accord alongside medical staff in the 63rd minute of Bayern Munich's latest Bundesliga clash vs. Hertha Berlin, ending a run prematurely and grabbing the back of his right thigh in an apparent hamstring issue, which team doctors later confirmed.
Julian Nagelsmann said Alphonso Davies has, at least, a hamstring strain. More info to come after a doctor’s visit tomorrow. #CanMNT— Joshua Kloke (@joshuakloke) November 5, 2022
This latest blow follows a number of injury issues Davies has faced in the build-up to Qatar 2022, with the 22-year-old Canadian winger suffering a cranial bruise from a boot to the face against Borussia Dortmund in October, ruling him out for one week.
He also missed three World Cup Qualifying matches earlier in the year due to heart inflammation after a COVID-19 infection, and seemed to suffer a similar injury last October with his hamstring which ruled him out for one week.
Davies was not named to the latest Canada squad for a friendly vs. Bahrain, with manager John Herdman opting to give out-of-season MLS players an opportunity to regain match shape at this camp instead.
However, the Canadian was expected to be the first name on the list of 26 making up Canada's first World Cup squad in 36 years.