David Alaba has escaped what was suspected knee ligament damage during ?Bayern Munich’s 5-0
The Bavarians started their campaign in the best possible style, with a
Kova?: “David is in big pain. He is very sad, we had to comfort him”
Salihamidzi?: “I don’t want to think about an ACL injury. We have to wait”
There are big fears that Alaba’s knee injury could be very serious [Bild] pic.twitter.com/3Mi4xEN6Sp
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“David Alaba has suffered a severe contusion of the left knee joint on Sunday evening in the Supercup victory of FC Bayern in DFB Cup winner Eintracht Frankfurt,” the statement read. “A ligament injury could be excluded.
“The joint is now immobilised and checked and treated daily by the medical department of the German record champions.
“When Alaba can start again in the training operation, should be decided depending on the healing process from day to day.”
Despite no specific date labelled as to when Alaba will begin training again, it is thought the Austrian will be unavailable for a matter of days rather than the aforementioned six weeks speculated.
Whether the Allianz Arena favourite will return ahead of Bayern’s first ?Bundesliga outing against Hoffenheim, however, remains to be seen – with both a friendly against Hamburg and the first round of the