Real Madrid have announced that Gareth Bale will require surgery on the ankle injury he sustained against Sporting Lisbon. The winger will go under the knife next week and is set to miss up to three months as he recovers. Scans have shown that Bale has damaged the peroneal tendon in his right ankle during the 2-1 Champions League win in Portugal and will be out for two to three months.
The La Liga Leaders have announced Bale will undergo an operation next Tuesday at the King Edward VII Hospital in London.
“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,” read a statement released by Real Madrid.
“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.”
The news means Bale is certain to miss next month’s La Liga clash between Real and Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are 10/3 to win in the Catalan capital, with champions Barcelona 13/20 and the draw 10/3.
Real Madrid have established a four-point cushion at the top of the table following last weekend’s 3-0 success in the Madrid derby at the Vicente Calderon. Barcelona meanwhile were held to a scoreless draw at home against nine-man Malaga.
Real are the only unbeaten side left in Spain’s top flight and they are 4/5 to win a first title since 2011/12.