Madrid - Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale underwent an
operation on Tuesday in London on his injured ankle that will likely see him
ruled out of action for two months.
"Our player Gareth Bale has successfully come through
the operation he underwent today after suffering an injury to the peroneal
tendons in his right ankle," the Spanish giants said in a statement.
"The operation was carried out at London's King Edward
VII Hospital by Dr. James Calder and Real Madrid Sanitas' Dr. Mikel Aramberri,
under the supervision of Dr. Jesus Olmo, head of Real Madrid's medical
department," it added.
Bale was forced off just before the hour mark of Real's 2-1
win over Sporting Lisbon on November 22 as the European champions secured their
place in the last 16 of the Champions League for a record 20th consecutive
The Welshman was diagnosed with a "traumatic
dislocation of the peroneal tendons in his right ankle".
Spanish media reported at the time that he would be out for
at least two months.
It means Bale will miss the rest of 2016, the Club World Cup
in Japan and probably the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie.