Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has undergone a successful ankle surgery at the King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday. The 27-year-old suffered a peroneal tendon injury in the Champions League victory against Sporting Lisbon last week.
Real Madrid has not officially declared the length of Bale’s absence from football. However, insider sources estimate the spell to be a minimum of three months for the former Tottenham Hotspur player, according to ESPN.
“Our player Gareth Bale has undergone today successful surgery to repair damaged tendons in his right ankle.
The operation took place at King Edward VII Hospital in London by doctor James Calder and Real Madrid Sanitas doctor Mikel Aramberri, under the supervision of doctor Jesus Olmo, head of Real Madrid’s medical services.” The official Real Madrid website reported.
The 27-year-old Wales international will miss several key matches for the Los Blancos until March. It starts with the El Classico on Saturday away from home at the Camp Nou.
Then comes next week’s Champions League encounter against Borussia Dortmund and is followed by the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, in December.
Bale could also potentially miss an important World Cup qualifier match for his country. Wales is slated to face Republic of Ireland on March 24, 2017.
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Will Real Madrid miss Bale?
The man from Cardiff, Wales has been an important part of Real Madrid’s season until now. He has made a total of 11 appearances in the La Liga in which he has found the net 5 times. He has also created a total of 16 chances for his team.
The player has also scored a couple of goals in the Champions League including one assist, according to Squawka.
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Bale was phenomenal for Wales in the recently concluded Euro 2016. He helped his country reach the semi-finals of the competition.
The former Southampton player has scored 26 goals in 65 appearances for Wales.
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