Gareth Bale is injured again and could be out for 8 weeks
This is the twenty-fourth injury in his Real Madrid career and Is now facing more than twelve games on the sidelines.
Gareth Bale is set to spend time on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and will not be available until November. He could potentially miss more than twelve games in that period.
The Welsh winger tore his right hamstring during a training session last Saturday ahead of a clash with Celta Vigo. He missed the game and also sat out the mid-week game against Inter Milan in the Champions League. Madrid won that game 1-0 thanks to a late Rodrygo goal.
Miguel Ángel Díaz is a journalist working for Cadena Ser. He revealed in his tweet that Bale will be out for a period of eight weeks.
Spanish newspaper AS consulted with the Real Madrid sources and confirmed the same. The margins regarding his layoff period can be much longer.
If the forecast of two months is correct, Bale would be fully recovered by 6 November, therefore he would miss the 12 upcoming games against Valencia, Mallorca, Villarreal, Sheriff, Espanyol, Athletic, Shakhtar, Barcelona, Osasuna, Elche, Shakhtar again and Rayo Vallecano. However, it is possible he could miss more than twelve games.
Gareth Bale has been plagued by many injuries throughout his Real Madrid career. The latest setback is his 24th since he joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2013. His contract with Madrid expires in June 2020 and it is expected that the Welshman will move on next summer with no offer of a renewal on the table.
Bale had a good start to the season under Ancelotti. He scored a goal in the 3-3 draw against Levante in matchday 2 of La Liga. Ancelotti was set to make Bale a prominent face in his side. He started all three of his side’s league games before his injury.