After suffering an injury during the pregame warm-up, the diagnosis of Bayern Munich left-back is not great. The talented 27-year-old will be out for a “spell” according to Bayern Munich and “several weeks” per a reporter.
FCBayern.com release said:
FC Bayern will be without David Alaba for a spell after the Austria international tore a muscle in his left thigh while warming up for Saturday’s top Bundesliga match away to RB Leipzig. The diagnosis was announced on Sunday following an examination by the FC Bayern medical unit headed by chief medical officer Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt.
While Bayern Munich’s release indicated that Alaba will be out for a “spell”, tz reporter Manuel Bonke tweeted out that Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac and Dr. Peter Ueblacker spoke at length before training today regarding the injury:
Vorm Training sprach @FCBayern-Teamarzt Dr. Peter Ueblacker lange mit Niko #Kovac, erklärte ihm gestenreich und detailliert die Verletzung (Muskelfaserriss Adduktorenbereich) von @David_Alaba. Der Österreicher wird mehrere Wochen ausfallen. #FCBayern— Manuel Bonke (@mano_bonke) September 15, 2019
Before training @FCBayern-team physician Dr. Peter Ueblacker spoke with Niko #Kovac for a long time and explained to him the injury (muscle fiber tear in the adductor area) of @David_Alaba. The Austrian will be absent for several weeks. #FCBayern
Alaba is an extremely valuable member of the squad and is a true talent. The plan to replace the veteran defender for Kovac will likely be to play Lucas Hernandez at left-back and slide Benjamin Pavard or Jerome Boateng into a starting role at center-back. Alphonso Davies could also see some time at left-back as well.