Official: Real Madrid confirm injuries to key duo, could be out for three weeks

by | 11 January, 2023 | LaLiga News

Real Madrid defender David Alaba

Real Madrid defender David Alaba

Real Madrid have issued two official statements confirming that defender David Alaba and midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni have picked up injuries to their right and left soleus muscle, respectively.

Los Blancos succumbed to their second La Liga defeat of this season last weekend when they were beaten 2-1 by Villarreal. It came as a setback in the defence of their title as Barcelona have opened up a three-point lead by defeating Atletico Madrid.

On the back of that setback, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have now been handed a double blow by the injuries to two key players in the form of Alaba and Tchouameni.

“After the tests carried out today on our player David Alaba by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a right soleus injury. Evolution pending,” the statement on Alaba read.

As for the update on Tchouameni’s condition, the statement read: “After the tests carried out on our player Aurélien Tchouameni by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a left soleus injury. Evolution pending.”

This development comes just before Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final clash against Valencia.

Reports suggest that Alaba picked up the knock during the match against Villarreal while Tchouameni injured himself in training earlier today.

While the club have not provided an exact timeline of recovery, Journalist Arancha Rodriguez (via RM4Arab) has claimed that the duo will be out of action for three weeks.

It means that they will miss the Spanish Super Cup matches this week as well as the Copa del Rey Round-of-16 tie against Villarreal and possibly the La Liga ties against Athletic Club and Real Sociedad.