David Alaba he stayed in the 35th minute of the match against Villarreal as if it were a fawn illuminated by the lights of a truck. He had a look of panic that has been confirmed with the official diagnosis of Real Madrid, made public as soon as the match ended and which confirmed the worst of the omens: “Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee.”

Fifth serious knee injury at Real Madrid

The white entity offered confirmation after the first diagnosis to the Austrian centre-back, who “will undergo surgery in the coming days.” This marks the end of the Austrian’s season.which had become a fundamental element for Ancelotti, precisely, due to the incessant drip of casualties from Real Madrid.

Alaba is the fifth Real Madrid player to suffer a serious knee injury. The first was Arda Güler’s meniscus on the American tour and that keeps him without debuting to this day. Then the crusaders of Militao and Courtois arrived in the first week of competition. Two low capitals to which the LaLiga leader has recovered with a practically immaculate sequence of results. TOIn addition to the rupture of the external lateral ligament in Camavinga’s right knee.

The Austrian’s loss had a quick diagnosis. At the same speed, his teammates and the Bernabéu public realized that his injury was serious. “He is very sad and worried”Rodrygo said after the game, still not knowing the extent of the injury. “I love you,” Toni Kroos wrote on social media as soon as the duel ended.

Rüdiger and Nacho, the only pure centre-backs

Alaba went out to dispute a ball with Gerard Moreno and got stuck with his left leg. She quickly went to the ground, where pain was reflected on her face. He left the field accompanied by two members of Real Madrid’s medical services without being able to support his leg. His replacement was Nacho.

In line with what Rodrygo initially stated, Ancelotti already acknowledged in the press room that “it was a shame” and that they were “very sad.” This loss will force Carletto to do the umpteenth remodeling of the offensive field. Currently, they only have Rüdiger and Nacho as pure centre-backs.

As if that were not enough bad news for Ancelottiat half-time Fran García joined the calendar, who had to replace Mendy after some discomfort in his right leg. Precisely, the same one that has prevented him from having continuity in the first part of the season. He suffered a tear in his right hamstring in the US ‘classic’ and was injured again against Barça in the League.

Will Real Madrid go to the winter market?

Mendy is, together Tchouaméni, who played again against Villarreal after six weeks out, one of the resources that Ancelotti can use as a center back. Asked by the Italian coach if Real Madrid will look for reinforcements in the winter market, he assured that “In the next few days we will see if we can do something”.

At this moment there are eight footballers in the white club’s infirmary. In addition to those mentioned Courtois (rupture of the anterior cruciate of the left knee), Military (rupture of the anterior cruciate of the right knee), Camavinga (rupture of the external lateral ligament of the right knee) and Güler (muscle tear in the right quadriceps), there are Carvajal (injury to the left soleus) and Vinicius (broken left biceps femoris).