Returning selection with a knee injury, David Alaba risks missing the shock of Real Madrid against Barça in La Liga.
David Alaba returned injured at Real Madrid after his matches with the Austrian team. He is in trouble with a knee and is now uncertain for the next Champions League meeting of the Merengue against Shakhtar Donetsk as well as for the Clasico against Barcelona.
The versatile defender made two outings for his country during the international break, accumulating 180 minutes of playing time in the World Cup qualifying matches against the Faroe Islands and Denmark. He is now back in Spain and preparing for exams to determine the severity of the blow he took.
Alaba, who joined Madrid as a free player this summer after expiring from his contract at Bayern Munich, is expected to take tests as early as Thursday.
Not to miss
For now, the Merengue hope that their rookie does not suffer from any major concerns and that he will be available for the next match, scheduled against Shakhtar in the Champions League.
What matches could Alaba be missing?
The good news for Real’s medical staff is that they won’t have to work in an emergency with Alaba. Indeed, the match against Athletic Bilbao, which was to take place this weekend, has been postponed due to the delay of the World Cup qualifiers in South America.
Alaba has until October 19 to try to get back on its feet. Ancelotti hopes to be able to include it for the trip to Ukraine. And if he misses this meeting, the Italian coach will cross his fingers that his protégé is restored for the big shock against Barça, scheduled for October 24.