This has to be the worst. Gareth Bale suffered a calf injury against Shakhtar Donestk, unfortunately there’s no timescale on his return.
Bale was replaced midway through the first half of their champions league group stage opener, but Benitez played down fears that he’ll be out for an extended period.
A statement was released today by the club, stating Bale’s recovery will be monitored before any plans for his return are made.
“After tests today at the University Hospital Sanitas La Moraleja, Gareth Bale has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in the left soleus, pending developments.”