Alfonso Davis returns to the Bayern Munich lineup for the first time in five months

Alfonso Davis is in the starting lineup for Bayern Munich on Wednesday, marking his first game action since mid-December.

Villarreal face Bayern in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

The Canadian international star last played before signing the Covid-19 deal on 17 December. In early January, Davis was diagnosed with myocarditis, a rare heart condition that can produce scar tissue and force the heart to work harder to carry blood and oxygen throughout the body.

Often, the exact cause of myocarditis is not determined. However, viruses such as SARS-Cov-2, which cause COVID-19, are commonly associated with this condition.

Davis resumed training with Bayern in late March but missed Canada’s World Cup qualifiers.

“I’m working closely with the medical department and rehabilitation staff,” Davis said shortly after resuming training in March. “And I’m practicing very hard with and without the ball. Lots of running, strength training. I hope I can help the team soon.”

Last week, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsman hinted that Davis would return in the second leg on 12 April against Villarreal.

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