Injury rules star attacker out of key matches including Tottenham v Real Madrid - report

By Russell Edge

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is set to be ruled out of action for a month after suffering a muscular injury and will miss the clash with former side Tottenham, according to a report.

Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim on their website that the Welsh attacker will return to Madrid after travelling to join rest of his international team mates for their crucial World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland.

The Welsh FA confirmed on their official Twitter account that Bale had been ruled out of the two matches following a scan, although did not state what the issue was.

However Mundo Deportivo state that the injury is muscular and will see him ruled out of action for up to a month.

Such a layoff would see him miss not just the international fixtures but a handful of La Liga fixtures, as well as at least one clash against his former side Spurs in the Champions League.

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The two clubs are set to meet at the Bernabeu on October 17 as they look to fight for supremacy in Group H, with both sides having picked up six points after victories over Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia.

However, if the injury is worse than first feared, it could also rule him out of the return leg, with Madrid travelling to Wembley for the clash on November 1st.

In other Tottenham news, Ryan Mason has revealed what would be a ‘great’ season for one of Spurs’ youngsters.

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