Bale likely to be sidelined for 2 weeks with calf injury

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is expected to be sidelined for about two weeks because of a left calf injury.

Madrid says tests conducted Thursday confirmed the Welshman sustained a muscle injury in the team’s 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Bale was injured in the 28th minute and had to be assisted off the field.

Madrid had announced Wednesday that Sergio Ramos dislocated a joint in his left shoulder against Shakhtar, and defender Raphael Varane also had to be substituted during the game at the Santiago Bernabeu because of a knock to his ankle.

It was unclear when Ramos and Varane would be available.

Madrid hosts Granada in the Spanish League on Saturday.