By 90Min
October 05, 2017

Real Madrid have alleviated concerns over another extended period on the sidelines for Wales superstar Gareth Bale due to a calf problem.

Los Blancos took to their official site to reveal that the forward had not suffered a tear in his left calf muscle, while AS also claimed that the injury should only keep Bale out of action for a period of 10 to 15 days.

Real's statement read: "Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale, he has been diagnosed with swelling but no tear in the soleus muscle of his left leg. His recovery will be monitored."

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Bale should have been lining up for the Red Dragons for their crunch World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland in the next few days as Chris Coleman's side bid to reach a first World Cup finals for 60 years.

However, the 28-year-old limped out of Real's 3-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund late last month and sat out the 2-1 win over Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday as a result.

Bale met up with the rest of his Wales teammates ahead of this month's international break to be given a medical assessment by his nation's doctors, but was sent back to the Spanish capital after it was determined he was in not fit state to play.

Various reports had speculated as to the length of Bale's latest spell on the treatment table with some going as far as to report that he was facing another lengthy spell out of the first-team picture.

Real's brief statement has since calmed fears over those rumours and the ex-Tottenham Hotspur star could be fit in time to feature against either Fuenlabrada on 25th October or Girona on 29th october in the Copa del Rey or La Liga respectively.

Bale has bagged three goals and four assists in nine matches for Real Madrid so far this term.

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