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Injury update: David Alaba has a severe bone bruise

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It looked really bad, but Bayern actually may have gotten a little lucky with this diagnosis. No ligament damage for for the Austrian!

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In what could be considered a “best case scenario” considering how bad it looked when he went down, Bayern Munich left back and Austrian international David Alaba will miss some time with a severe bone bruise, but has no ligament damage. Per FCBayern.com:

David Alaba suffered a severe bone bruise in his left knee during Bayern’s Supercup win over DFB Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday evening. A scan has ruled out the possibility of ligament damage.

The joint will now be rested and handled daily by the record champions’ medical team. The healing process will be looked at on a day-to-day basis to determine when Alaba will be able to return to training.

The left-back picked up the injury during the closing stages of the Supercup and had to leave the field early with the score at 4-0.

Because there is no official timetable for a return as of yet, it can be assumed that Rafinha and/or Juan Bernat will step in for Alaba as he goes through recovery and rehabilitation.