Canadian star Alphonso Davies had to leave Bayern Munich’s game against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday after taking a boot to the face.
The incident occurred in the 45th minute at Signal Iduna Park when Davies challenged Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham for the ball. The English midfielder, using his body to shield the ball from Davies, knocked the ball into the air with his right foot, looking to pivot and knock it away from the Canadian.
Davies got his head to the ball first and Bellingham’s boot connected with his face, not the ball. The 21-year-old from Edmonton then fell to the ground, clutching his face.
Davies was substituted. There was no immediate word on the extent of the injury.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2022