Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies injured his ankle against Eintracht Frankfurt - © imago images / Poolfoto
Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies injured his ankle against Eintracht Frankfurt - © imago images / Poolfoto
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Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies injures ankle against Eintracht Frankfurt

Alphonso Davies faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after injuring his ankle in Bayern Munich's clash with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

The Canadian youngster - a frontrunner for the 2020 Golden Boy award - was given the nod at left-back ahead of Bayern's club record signing Lucas Hernandez at the Allianz Arena, but the game was only three minutes old when his foot got caught in the turf. The Spaniard duly replaced him.

A diagnosis arrived after the final whistle, confirming that Davies had torn ligaments in his right ankle and and will be unavailable for six to eight weeks. That means the Canadian will miss Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 7 as well as the UEFA Champions League clash against Hernandez's former club Atletico Madrid on 1 December.

Davies, still 19, scored three goals and assisted 10 more in all competitions last season as Bayern swept to the continental treble of Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Champions League.