Absent from the resumption on January 7 due to a positive test for covid-19, Alphonso Davies should not immediately push back the lawns of the Bundesliga. His trainer, Julian Nagelsmann, announced at a press conference this Friday that the Canadian international left-back is showing signs of myocarditis. “At Phonzy yesterday, during the follow-up examination we did with every player infected with the Coronavirus, we found signs of mild myocarditis – that is, myocarditis,” explained the coach of the Bavarians.
“He is deprived of training until further notice. It won’t be available, not in the next few weeks. This myocarditis is not that dramatic on ultrasound, but there are signs of myocarditis. Nonetheless, she must heal and it will certainly take some time ”, said the Bayern coach. Myocarditis is inflammation of the myocardium, the muscle tissue of the heart. Viral infections, such as Covid, are a common cause of myocarditis, which can lead to death. Myocarditis is also recognized as a side effect (very rare) of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer et al. Moderna) by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
🎙 @J__Nagelsmann über @AlphonsoDavies: “Bei Phonzy ist es so, dass wir gestern in der Nachuntersuchung, die wir bei jedem Spieler machen, der Corona infiziert war, Anzeichen einer leichten Myokarditis – sprich Herzmuskelentzündung festgestellt haben.”
– FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) January 14, 2022