Injured Alaba to miss Austria double-header

Bayern Munich will have David Alaba back for their next Bundesliga fixture, but a hamstring issue will keep him out of action for Austria.

Injured Alaba to miss Austria double-header

David Alaba will miss Austria's fixtures against Northern Ireland and Denmark after injuring his hamstring while playing for Bayern Munich. The defender hobbled out of Bayern's shock 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday and the club have now confirmed he will not be available for the UEFA Nations League clash with Northern Ireland or the friendly against Denmark.

Hamspring sprain

An update on Bayern's official website confirmed that he suffered a minor hamstring strain. However, Alaba is set to return for their next Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg on 20 October  as Bayern seek a response to their current poor run.

Alaba had been named in the Austria squad for the upcoming two matches, where Austria will themselves hope to bounce back from their opening Nations League defeat to Bosnia-Herzegovina.