Gareth Bale had to withdraw from Wales concentration prior to play the last two fixtures for the qualification for the World Cup because a physical problem. Now Real Madrid have confirmed the injury and the Welshman will miss the next month of competition.
“Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale, he has been diagnosed with swelling but no tear in the soleus muscle of his left leg. His recovery will be monitored”, Real Madrid said in a statement in their website.
Gareth Bale travelled to Wales after missing the last game in La Liga against Espanyol for a problem in the thigh suffered in Germany against Borussia Dortmund. Zidane said that Bale was not injured, so he had permission to join his national team. However, after the first training session of 20 minutes, he suffered some pain and had to stop.
Now Gareth Bale will miss the next month of competition because of an injury in the soleus, the muscle that is giving him many problems. Now that the Welshman was feeling much better and playing at a higher level, he has again to stop, so we will have to wait more than 6 weeks to see him in good physical conditions.
The statistics say that Bale has a great problem with the injuries. Since his arrival to Madrid, he’s missed 1 out of 3 games with Los Blancos, something really unusual for a professional player. This has prevented him to play at a good level and the supporters are already getting tired to wait for the best Gareth Bale.
Bale cannot help his national team to play the key games against Georgia and Ireland. With Real Madrid he won’t play the derby against Atlético Madrid or the important fixture in the Champions League against his former club Tottenham Hotspur. Again, bad news for Bale.