Gareth Bale injured for 17th time, confirms Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale injured, confirms Real Madrid
Gareth Bale injured, confirms Real Madrid

Madrid : Gareth Bale has been injured for the 17th time since he has joined Real Madrid.

Real Madrid on Tuesday confirmed injury of Gareth Bale, saying his presence in playing team will be announced only after the assessment of the injury is complete.

In a statement on the club's website, Real Madrid said: "Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Sanitas Medical Services, the player has been diagnosed with a grade 2 injury to his left calf. His recovery will continue to be assessed."

In the last match against Barcelona, Bale managed to stay in field only for 35 minutes before he went back to dressing room clutching his calf.

Bale, who might be sidelined for three weeks, could miss the Champions League semi-finals against Atletico Madrid, as well as the upcoming decisive ties in La Liga.

(With IANS inputs)