Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is facing a spell on the sidelines after tests confirmed he has suffered a calf injury.
Bale was hurt during Madrid’s 5-1 hammering of Sporting Gijon on Sunday.
Scans on Tuesday revealed the full extent of the injury and although the club offered no time-frame for the Wales international’s return, early reports in Spain suggest he will face at least three weeks out.
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"After tests carried out today on the player Gareth Bale at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with soleus muscle injury in his right leg," a Madrid statement said. "His recovery will continue to be assessed."
Bale scored the opening goal on Sunday after only seven minutes but was replaced at half-time after suffering the injury.