Real Madrid announce worrying injury updates for David Alaba and Rodygo

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Real Madrid released concerning injury updates on both David Alaba and Rodrygo, who underwent medical tests on Thursday.
  • Alaba and Rodrygo subbed at Liverpool
  • Hamstring and thigh injuries revealed
  • Return date unknown for both players

WHAT HAPPENED? Alaba was withdrawn just 27 minutes into Madrid's eventual 5-2 rout over Liverpool on Tuesday after picking up a knock, while Rodrygo lasted 81 minutes before being hooked amid no visible discomfort. However, both players could endure an extensive spell on the sidelines after the club revealed injuries to their hamstring and thigh, respectively. Madrid stated that "progress will be monitored" before any news is revealed on their possible return date.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The news will be a huge blow to Carlo Ancelotti's side, who once again showed their European pedigree in midweek but who are struggling domestically this season. Madrid sit eight points off leaders Barcelona and are now without two more key players alongside the likes of Ferland Mendy (hamstring), Aurelien Tchouameni (illness) and Mariano Diaz (knock) for their derby day clash against Atletico on Saturday.


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David Alaba Real Madrid 2022-23

Rodrygo Real Madrid 2022-23

Carlo Ancelotti

WHAT NEXT FOR MADRID? Ancelotti could therefore be without five players for Saturday's all-Madrid matchup, and risks losing Luka Modric to suspension if he picks up another booking, as the Croatian's tally currently stands at four yellow cards.