Gareth Bale injury update: The Welsh forward is set to have abductor injury test later today.
Gareth Bale was substituted after the end of first half against Atletico Madrid last night. The Madrid derby ended in a goalless draw, and Julen Lopetegui, the Real Madrid manager, later confirmed the Welshman’s injury.
“Gareth felt an issue in his adductor in the first half,” said the Spanish manager. “He came off for precaution, and will have tests tomorrow, we will see what he actually has,” Lopetegui added.
Gareth Bale to have tests on an abductor injury today after the Real Madrid forward was subbed at half-time vs Atletico last night.
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Real Madrid endured a frustrating night at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium against their city rivals.
Real Madrid also missed the opportunity to take a two-point lead over arch-rivals Barcelona, who also played a draw at home against Athletic Bilbao. With 14 points in seven matches, the Los Blancos maintain their second position in La Liga.
“Bale had discomfort in his abductor at half-time and as a precaution he didn’t come out for the second half.”
Gareth Bale’s substitution at half-time of Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw with Atletico was a precaution, according to Julen Lopetegui.
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Julen Lopetegui’s side will now travel to Moscow where they will take on CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage, before they return to La Liga action with an away trip to Alaves, who are currently fifth.
Gareth Bale is currently doubtful for the Champions League fixture.
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Ryan Giggs will also be looking closely at Bale’s situation, as Wales play Spain and Ireland as a part of Nations League fixtures in the international break.
The second international break of the season will begin after the next weekend’s league football.