Bayern Munich on Wednesday announced that fullback David Alaba will miss Saturday’s clash with Hoffenheim.
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Alaba suffered an ankle injury while on international duty for Austria and is yet to recover fully, sources said.
“David Alaba injured his left ankle in Austria’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia on Tuesday night and he is currently sidelined. That was the diagnosis of an examination in Munich on Wednesday. The FC Bayern defender injured himself in a challenge and had to go off on 38 minutes,” a club statement read.
Alaba’s injury is a big blow for Carlo Ancelotti’s men for the 25-year-old is seen as a vital part of the side and his absence will be keenly felt.
The versatile Austrian, capable of playing a number of positions, is a product of the club academy and has been with the German giants since 2008.
There was good news for Die Borussen fans, however, as the club revealed that summer signing Sebastian Rudy will be available for selection for Saturday’s clash.
“Rudy will probably return to full training on Thursday and is fully expected to be in the squad for the Bundesliga game against 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday,” Bayern stated.
Rudy had suffered a knock while playing for Germany in their World Cup qualifier against Norway.