David Alaba Injury: Real Madrid star now a doubt for first leg vs. Manchester City

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It seems like Real Madrid will be without the services of star man David Alaba for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal against Manchester City, which will be played at the Etihad Stadium.

Yesterday, on Friday, my colleague Hridyam Arora gave updates regarding the fitness of David Alaba, Casemiro, and Ferland Mendy. Now, the results of the tests conducted on David Alaba have come out and, according to AS journalist C. A. Forjanes, the situation surrounding the defender looks bleak.

C. A. Forjanes has stated that the tests have revealed to show a contracture in the adductor, and that it won’t be clear if he’ll be fit enough to feature against Manchester City until we are a few hours away from the game.

An adductor contracture can be painful for the player. The muscles, tendons, skin, and nearby tissues tighten, which causes the joints to shorten and become very stiff. This prevents the player from normal movement, as the adductor muscles are responsible for the forward movement of our body.

David Alaba has been an extremely important player for Real Madrid this season, shielding the goal with his experience and nous in the centre-back position. His partnership with Éder Militão has flourished, and they have been an extremely important duo for Carlo Ancelotti.

We all know what happened the last time one of those two centre-backs was unavailable for a Champions League tie; Real Madrid struggled a lot, which is another reason why the club needs a better third choice centre-back than Nacho next season.

With the tie to be played on Wednesday, there isn’t much time for Alaba to recover and start for Real Madrid. It goes without saying that his absence will be sorely felt against arguably the best team in Europe at the moment.

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Madridistas can hope that Ferland Mendy and Casemiro can be fit for the first leg, and that David Alaba overcomes the injury in time for the second leg.