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Bale could be out of action yet again

Real Madrid and Wales face an anxious wait to see if the injury to Gareth Bale on Wednesday night will keep him out for an extended period of time yet again.


The mercurial Welshman suffered a calf injury late on in Real’s brilliant 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Bale had given arguably his best performance of the season culminated in his brilliant volley which opened the scoring midway through the first half.

Bale has been the subject of increasing scrutiny this season and his place has been under threat with the emergence of the young Spanish sensation, Marco Asensio.
Real boss, Zinedine Zidane, insisted Bale, who has been injured a remarkable SEVENTEEN times since joining Madrid in 2013, was only suffering from “swelling”.

Speaking after the game, the Frenchman said: “I hope that there are no more turning points like tonights, but Gareth is now on really good form.

“His calf has swelled up but it is nothing major. He has not had it easy and I’m delighted for. Getting a goal like that is fantastic for him. This game will have done wonders for him and if you give him space like that, he’s lethal, he’s just so good.”

Despite Zidane’s positivity, there’s is a claim from Spanish TV show, El Golazo which appears to show footage of Bale telling teammate Isco after his substitution that it “feels like an overload”.

Bale has been named in the Welsh squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying games against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland next month.

It’s not known whether this latest setback will keep him out but Real fear that the player could further aggravate the injury if he does play. Bale has been subjected to have a lot of abuse from his own supporters this season.

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