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Injury update: Corentin Tolisso is out for Hannover 96; David Alaba is doubtful

As Bayern Munich eyes a bigger prize, the roster for Hannover 96 will be a bit thin.

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Corentin Tolisso will be out of commission for tomorrow’s tilt against Hannover 96, while David Alaba is currently “doubtful” per Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes. At the press conference ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga match, Heynckes acknowledged that “some players who played on Tuesday won’t start on Saturday.” In addition now to long-term convalescents Kingsley Coman and Arturo Vidal, Corentin Tolisso will also not travel with the team to Hannover. He suffered a severely bruised shin in last weekend’s match against Mönchengladbach and has not fully recovered, although he is expected to return to team training next week

David Alaba is also doubtful for Hannover. He was taken off at halftime in Leverkusen on account of a slight thigh injury. Heynckes said, “We’ll have to see how he feels and how the muscle reacts.” All other players are tif to play.

Tolisso put in a light workout at Säbener Straße today, but his shin is still swollen, ultimately keeping him back in Munich as the team traveled to Hannover.

Tolisso’s status will likely guarantee that one of James Rodriguez, Thiago Alcantara, Franck Ribery, or Arjen Robben will be pushed into the starting lineup, depending on how Jupp Heynckes lines up the team for the match.

As for Alaba, if the Austrian cannot play, we would expect Joshua Kimmich to be included in the starting XI on the right, with Rafinha manning the left outside-back spot.

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