Gareth Bale ruled out of PSG clash

Gareth Bale ruled out of PSG clash


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out his sides’ clash with PSG in the Champions League due to a recurrence of a calf injury.

The 25-year-old was removed at half time in the 3-0 win over Levante at the weekend but hoped to be ready for the trip to Paris on Wednesday.

However, medical assessments have revealed the injury is more serious than initially thought and he will miss the game against the French champions. The club hasn’t put a timescale on his return yet.

Bale suffered a similar problem in October during the rout of Shakhtar Donesk, but recovered in time to help Wales reach the European Championships next summer – their first major tournament since 1958.

A statement on the official club website read: “Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale in the Sanitas la Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a soleus muscle injury in his left leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed.”

The news will be a blow to boss Rafa Benitez who has a mounting injury list as he prepares his team to face Laurent Blanc’s side. Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Daniel Carvajal, Pepe and James Rodriguez are all currently on the sidelines for Madrid and on various stages on the road to recovery.