Bayern Munich’s bid to retain their Bundesliga title suffered another blow on Sunday as left-back Alphonso Davies was sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Thomas Tuchel’s men are winless in four games after capitulating to a 3-1 defeat at Mainz on Saturday, a result which handed Borussia Dortmund the initiative in the title race.
Dortmund took advantage of Bayern’s latest slip-up by thrashing Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 to go one point clear at the summit with just five games of the season remaining.
Bayern’s woes were compounded by the sight of Davies limping from the field just nine minutes into their defeat, with the Canadian clutching his left hamstring after pulling up unchallenged.
Reports in Germany subsequently suggested the 22-year-old could miss the rest of the season, and Bayern have now confirmed he will be out of action “for the upcoming games”.
A statement on the club’s website said: “Alphonso Davies will be out of action for FC Bayern for the time being.
“Scans have revealed that the 22-year-old Canadian suffered a muscle strain in his left hamstring during Saturday’s away match at 1. FSV Mainz 05. Davies went to ground following a running duel in the ninth minute and was forced off early.”
Davies’ injury represents the latest blow to befall Bayern, who have suffered as many defeats in seven games under Tuchel (three) as they did in their 37 matches under his predecessor Julian Nagelsmann this term.
Alphonso Davies will be out of action for the upcoming games after suffering a muscle injury during #M05FCB.
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) April 23, 2023
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