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David Alaba withdrawn with MCL injury in win over AS Roma; out several weeks

David Alaba reportedly sustained a ligament injury during Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over AS Roma.

Lars Baron

According to multiple sources, David Alaba was seen leaving the Allianz Arena on crutches following Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over AS Roma. Adding fuel to the fire is Sky Germany are reporting that David Alaba has ligament damage and will be out for several weeks.

Considering Alaba left the pitch under his own power and with a slight limp that looked to be no more then a tight muscle, this is in most ways unexpected and in all ways is thoroughly unwelcome. If a correct diagnosis, this is a massive blow for Bayern Munich as David Alaba has been in incredible form lately and has morphed into one of Bayern Munich's most critical players. His absence will have to cause Pep Guardiola to rethink their whole tactical schema in the coming days.

The impending international break will give Alaba some time to recuperate without missing matches, however the phrase ligament damage is never ever something one wants to hear. That's a scary proposition and often times, no one knows the full extent of the damage until a throough medical evaluation is done. That will most likely occur tomorrow, so wait for the official club word before you start throwing things off balconies onto your neighbor's car.


Uh oh. #Hope4DavidsMedialCollateralLigament

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