SportsTalk reported on December 18 that Real Madrid officially announced that Alaba tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Reporter Romano confirmed that Alaba will be reimbursed for the season.
According to statistics, Real Madrid has suffered a total of 20 injuries this season. Alaba is the third person in Real Madrid to suffer a cruciate ligament this season. Among the injured players, Courtois and Militao both suffered serious cruciate ligament injuries.