Injury blow for Real Madrid, as the La Liga club confirmed Gareth Bale will have surgery done on his ankle, with a lengthy recuperation period to follow.
The Wales international suffered the injury in the 2-1 UCL victory over Sporting CP on Tuesday, with the forward limping off before the hour mark.
Madrid revealed on Wednesday that Bale had suffered “a traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons in his right ankle”, and would be monitored.
And there was a further blow on Thursday as the European champions announced the problem would require surgery.
“The Real Madrid Sanitas Medical Services have decided that Gareth Bale will undergo an operation following the traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons of his right ankle,” a statement read.
“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.”