Remember when Serge Aurier accidentally flew in two-footed on David Alaba during Tottenham’s embarrassing Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday?
Aurier wasn’t even booked despite landing on Alaba with both sets of studs. The right-back was trying to jump over his marker, who had swept in with a slide tackle and was unfortunate to end up under Aurier’s feet.
Alaba appeared to suffer a slight injury but admirably didn’t overreact or attempt to get Aurier sent off. It turns out, however, that the challenge was more costly that first thought.
On Friday, Bayern revealed Alaba will be out for the “foreseeable future” because of a cracked rib. It’s pretty remarkable that he managed to keep playing given he must have been in considerable pain.
🏥 @David_Alaba will be out for the foreseeable future after being diagnosed with a cracked rib.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 4, 2019
As is so often the case in this crazy sport, Bayern followed up their 7-2 victory with a 2-1 home defeat to Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. Spurs, on the other hand, failed to recover from their humiliation, losing 3-0 at Brighton.
The Londoners suffered a serious injury of their own with Hugo Lloris leaving the pitch inside three minutes at the Amex Stadium after landing awkwardly on his arm – watch here.