Real Madrid star Gareth Bale out for four months with an ankle injury

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Gareth Bale suffered the blow during Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Spanish giants confirmed yesterday that the Wales international had damaged a tendon in his right ankle, and now the decision has been made to schedule surgery for the 27-year-old attacker.

A statement from the La Liga club read: “Gareth Bale will undergo an operation following the traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons of his right ankle.

“The operation will take place 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 .”

The length of Bale’s absence has not been confirmed, but widespread reports in the British media have claimed that Madrid will be without their star player for four months.

The former Tottenham Hotspur player, who has scored seven goals in all competitions this season, will miss next month’s El Clasico against Barcelona at Camp Nou.

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