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Football: Alphonso Davies feared the lasting effects of COVID-19, feared for his career

Football: Alphonso Davies feared the lasting effects of COVID-19, feared for his career

Canadian Bayern Munich striker Alphonso Davies told ESPN that the lasting effects of COVID-19 have made him worried he might not be able to play again.

Davis, 21, was diagnosed with an inflammatory heart condition called myocarditis after contracting COVID-19 during the German Football League’s 2021-22 winter break.

Illness kept Davies out for several months, before returning to play for Bayern in April.

In an interview with ESPN, the Canadian star said the experience was “scary” given there was no timeline for him to return to play.

“It was very scary, especially [parce que] The doctors said they didn’t know how long I would be gone. I think that was the scariest part.

“At the time, I had doubts in my head, wondering if I would still be able to play football, but it all worked out in the end. I am happy and grateful to the doctor for taking such good care of me.

“I am happy to be able to return to the field.”

Davies also spoke about the impact of Robert Lewandowski’s loss on Bayern after the forward joined FC Barcelona for €45m.

“We know Lewandowski was an important part of the team. The goal-scoring machine, give him the ball in the air, on the ground he will complete the job.

“We’ll miss him on the field, but I’m sure [l’entraîneur-chef du Bayern] Julian [Nagelsmann] He has a plan in his head about how he can fix the team in matches. »

Davies also expressed his delight at the prospect of playing alongside Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern from Liverpool earlier this summer in a €41m deal.

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“He’s a quiet, humble, humble guy, but on the field you can tell he’s a leader. He wants the ball and he defends and he deals with it. Sometimes he handles like a defender and you’re like, ‘Wow, okay.”

“He’s a good player, he’s a great piece to add to the team. So we’re delighted to have him and can’t wait to see what he can bring to this team.”

“An important piece is gone, but an important piece has also arrived.”