Bayern confirms Alaba injury blow

Carlo Ancelotti will be without either of his preferred left-back options after Bayern Munich confirmed an injury lay-off for David Alaba.

David Alaba suffered an ankle injury during Austria's World Cup qualifying game with Georgia and it is unclear on when he will return to the pitch.   -  Bongarts

Bayern Munich's run of injuries has continued with versatile full-back David Alaba set for a stint on the sidelines.

Alaba suffered an ankle knock in Austria's World Cup qualifying clash with Georgia and had to be withdrawn prior to half-time on Tuesday.

The length of the lay-off has not yet been determined, but it leaves head coach Carlo Ancelotti without either of his natural left-back options as Juan Bernat continues his recovery from ankle surgery.

However, there is some good news for the Italian with midfielder Sebastian Rudy cleared of injury.

The 27-year-old was taken off as a precaution in Germany's 6-0 rout of Norway but has been deemed fit to re-join training on Thursday.

German champion Bayern visits unbeaten Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

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