Canada’s Worst Nightmare: Alphonso Davies Injured Two Weeks Before The World Cup

Nov 5, 2022

I’m not exaggerating when I say I was almost in tears when I saw Alphonso Davies limping off the field.

Usually, I react to what happens with Alphonso Davies through the eyes of a Bayern Munich fan, but today I was right there with the rest of Canada when I watched Davies roll the ball out of play and call for the trainers.

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Canada star Alphonso Davies left Bayern Munich’s game at Hertha Berlin on Saturday with an apparent hamstring injury.

The 22-year-old fullback from Edmonton limped off in the 63rd minute, holding the back of his right leg.

Davies appeared to get hurt when he lunged at Hertha Berlin striker Marco Richter in a bid to get the ball. He eventually ended his chase, pulling up while holding the back of his leg. He looked uncomfortable as he walked off the field accompanied by Bayern trainers.

“According to the doctors, at first glance, it is at least a muscle tear. We’ll have to wait for further tests,” Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann, speaking through an interpreter, said in his post-match news conference.

Canada already has a big hill climb to get out of their group, which includes Belgium and Croatia. To do it without Davies is a nightmare. Like the rest of Canada, I furiously Googled hamstring injuries, and it’s not great. The World Cup is in two weeks. In the best-case scenario, Davies could return to training in three weeks and possibly be ready if Canada were to advance to the tournament’s knockout stage. In the worst-case scenario, Davies will be out for six to eight weeks and miss the entire World Cup.

I don’t know how you feel, but I’m distraught. The last time Canada qualified for the World Cup was one month before I was born. I have waited my entire life to see Canada play in World Cup, and now they’re more than likely doing it without their best player.

Pour yourself a drink, Canada; we all deserve it.

Contributing Writers

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