Champions League

Bale faces months on the sidelines

2016-11-25 12:46
Gareth Bale.(Getty Images)

Madrid - Real Madrid on Thursday said that Gareth Bale will have surgery on ankle ligaments he damaged in their Champions League game.

Bale left the field during their 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday after about an hour.

Real Madrid said that Bale is to go under the knife at "King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday 29th November by doctor James Calder, under the supervision of the club doctors Jesus Olmo and Mikel Aramberri."

It said earlier that the Wales star had sustained "a traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons of his right ankle" and that his return would depend "on how the injury evolves."

The report indicates that Bale could be out of action for up to three months.

That means Bale will miss El Classico against Barcelona on December 3 as well as the World Club Championship in Japan.

The last 16 of the Champions League also looms. The knockout stages begin in February, with Real to play Borussia Dortmund on December 8 in Group F.

Striker Alvaro Morata (hamstring) and Tony Kroos (broken metatarsus bone) are also out of action for Real Madrid, while fitness concerns remain for left-back Marcelo and midfielder Casemiro.

Madrid next face Sporting Gijon in a La Liga encounter at the Santiago Bernabau on Saturday leading the league standings ahead of second-placed Barcelona.

Kick off is at 17:15.

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