David Alaba Out for Seven Weeks With Knee Ligament Tear

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is likely to miss the rest of the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee.

The 22-year-old Austrian sustained the injury during Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Bosnia-Hercegovina.

After subsequent scans, he will require a seven-week break before being able to return back to full training. It means the full-back could return for the Bavarians’ last Bundesliga fixture and may also return for a prospective DFB-Pokal or UEFA Champions League final appearance, should the German champions advance that far.

David Alaba Possibly Out for the Rest of the Season after Tearing His Knee Ligaments. Image: Getty.
David Alaba Possibly Out for the Rest of the Season after Tearing His Knee Ligaments. Image: Getty.

Alaba will now wear a plaster cast for two weeks before having a plate inserted in his knee.

“Of course I’m deeply sad,” Alaba told Bayern’s website. “But I have a big goal in my eyes and I want to be back for the end of the season.”I’m going to get a good rest now and then give it my all in rehabilitation.”

A similar injury in his right knee in November ruled him out of the latter part of the first half of the season.

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