David Alaba, operated on for his torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee


Austrian footballer David Alaba, Real Madrid defender, underwent successful surgery this Tuesday on the tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee that he suffered last Sunday during the match against Villarreal CF on matchday 17 of LaLiga. EA Sports.

This has been confirmed by the Merengue club on its website, regarding an operation carried out “under the supervision of the Real Madrid Medical Services.” “Alaba will begin its recovery process in the coming days,” the brief press release concluded.

Alaba made a bad support when going to pressure a rival player and his left knee was obviously dislocated. The Austrian defender was unable to leave the field on his own and was substituted in the 35th minute, confirming the worst prognosis shortly after.

With Alaba's injury, Real Madrid has already had three cruciate injuries this season, an injury that requires a minimum of six months of absence. In the same week in mid-August, Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Brazilian defender Éder Militão tore the same anterior cruciate ligament in their left knee.