05 April 2013

Bale Update: Back in time to face Man City

A scan of Gareth Bale's ankle injury reveals no signficant damage, and according David Ornstein at the BBC, he could be back in time to face Man City on April 21. That's about as good as the news could get. He'll miss their match with Everton and the second leg with FC Basel, and the postponement of the match with Chelsea means he may only miss those two games. The tweet from Ornstein says that the club "hope" that Bale will be back, so this is not definite by any means. All the same, congratulations to Bale on avoiding major damageand the news of his speedy return might even give his teammates a jolt of inspiration, especially considering how deflating worse news might have been.  That's all for now. I'll update again if more-specific news comes out.

UPDATE: Here is the update, for what it's worth, via the Spurs website:
The Club can confirm that Gareth Bale (sprained ankle ligaments), William Gallas (calf strain) and Aaron Lennon (soft tissue contusion below the knee) all underwent scans today (Friday) after being forced off with injuries during our Europa League Quarter Final First Leg draw with Basel last night. The results of these scans have indicated that all three players are expected to return to training within two weeks. Bale, Gallas and Lennon have all commenced their treatment today and are responding positively.
Sprained ankle ligaments mean that nothing is torn, so he should be able to recover fairly quickly. I don't know if two weeks is optimistic or not. We'll see...