Bale suffers muscle injury and will be out for 2 to 3 weeks
The Welshman, who suffered an injury in the game against Málaga at the weekend, underwent tests this morning and he will spend the next two to three weeks in the treatment room.
Gareth Bale has suffered an injury to the soleus muscle in his left leg, as revealed by tests the Welshman underwent this morning at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital. His expected time on the sidelines is between two to three weeks.
“Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his left soleus. His progress will be monitored,” said a statement issued by Real Madrid.
The former Tottenham Hotspur man felt a twinge in his left calf during Saturday’s match against Málaga and had to leave the pitch four minutes in. He made a gesture on the pitch that he had suffered a break. In an interview in Italy, Ancelotti said Bale would miss the derby and that “a solution must be found, especially in his absence.”
Madrid reported that Bale applied ice to the injury and that they could not produce a diagnosis until 24 or 48 hours after due to inflammation.