David Alaba has torn the cruciate ligament in his left knee. The current season for the Austrian has come to an end, and he won’t be able to assist his national team in the UEFA Euro 2024 championship.
This season, Real Madrid has been significantly plagued by injuries. Early in the season, the team lost its main goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is expected to be sidelined until April 2024.
Central defender Eder Militao also faced a lengthy injury spell, with his expected return slated for the end of March. Now, Real Madrid has lost yet another center-back.
In the game against Villarreal, David Alaba suffered a serious injury. Doctors diagnosed a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
The estimated recovery time is 8 months. Consequently, the current season has concluded for David. Moreover, Alaba is set to miss Euro 2024, where his team has been drawn into a group with France, the Netherlands, and the winner of Path A.
In addition to the three aforementioned players, Real Madrid has already lost players such as Vinicius, Camavinga, Chust, Carvajal, Modric, and Guller due to injuries this season. Currently, Madrid leads La Liga, edging out Girona by just one point. However, the Catalans have a game in hand.
Who is David Alaba: The footballer is a product of Bayern Munich, where he played from 2009 to 2021. During his time with the Munich team, Alaba won 25 trophies, including ten Bundesliga titles and two UEFA Champions League titles. In 2021, the Austrian moved to Real Madrid as a free agent. With the “Blancos,” the defender played 102 matches, scoring 5 goals. Alaba won La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the Supercopa de España with Real Madrid, as well as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.