Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies (left) is accidentally kicked in the face by Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham during a Bundesliga match in Dortmund on Saturday night. screenshot/Twitter
Dortmund: Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies was admitted to hospital with a suspected concussion after suffering a kick to the head in the 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Davies left the field in the dying moments of the first half when Dortmund captain Jude Bellingham accidentally connected with his foot on the Canadian’s cheekbone.
Davies (21) looked dazed and was taken straight to hospital where he underwent tests.
The incident sparked debate during and after the game, with Bellingham, who had already received a yellow card, not sanctioned further by referee Deniz Aytekin.
“There is a suspicion of concussion. It’s not surprising given the kick to the face,” said Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann, who insisted Bellingham should have seen red, as the rules state that any contact with the head deserves at least a yellow card.
“Four months ago we had a training session. That’s when they told us a kick to the face is straight red,” Nagelsmann told Sky after the match.
Bellingham told German media he planned to contact Davies to check on his condition.
“Of course I never want to hurt anyone,” the teenager said.