David Alaba has been ruled out for ‘several weeks’ after suffering a torn thigh muscle in the build-up to Bayern Munich’s clash with RB Leipzig on Saturday.
The Austrian full-back pulled up during the warm-up in the Bundesliga clash – forcing him to miss the match as doctors examined the injury – with Jerome Boateng coming into the side to replace the defender prior to kick-off.
The extent of Alaba’s injury was not immediately known, but Bayern have since released a statement on their official website confirming that the 27-year-old tore a muscle in his thigh and will be out for a ‘spell’.
The Bayern youth product had started every match of the season so far, with his absence a huge blow to the Bavarian side as they push for another league title.
A statement read: “
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