Canadian star fullback Alphonso Davies suffered a LCL tear in his left ankle and has returned to Bayern Munich for rehab, the team announced Monday.
The club says the injury will be managed without invasive treatment.
@AlphonsoDavies is set for a spell on the sidelines.
— FC Bayern US(@FCBayernUS) July 12, 2021
Canada Soccer said last week that the 20-year-old would miss the Gold Cup, which kicked off Sunday, after getting hurt in training.
Canada opened with a 4-1 win over Martinique in the 16-team tournament.
Davies helped Canada reach the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup in 2017 and 2019. He won the Golden Boot Award as top scorer in 2017, along with being named the tournament's Best Young Player and was chosen to its best XI.
Davies has nine goals and 12 assists in 23 appearances for Canada, playing both as a fullback and winger. He has four goals and a team-high five assists in six international matches this year, helping Canada reach the final round of World Cup qualifying in the region that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean.
Canada returns to World Cup qualifying action in September.
With files from The Canadian Press