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BREAKING: Bale will have surgery on his ankle

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The Welsh defender must repair the tendons on his right ankle.

Real Madrid CF v Sporting Clube de Portugal - UEFA Champions League Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Gareth Bale will have surgery to repair the torn ligaments on his right ankle, Real Madrid confirmed via an official statement.

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. 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 Jesús Olmo and Mikel Aramberri.

This clearly explains that Bale will miss a significant amount of time and possibly won't be back in the lineup until 2017, even though the club didn't give an estimated time for his recovery.

Gareth Bale will miss the upcoming Clasico against FC Barcelona and also the last match of the Champions League Group Stage against Borussia Dortmund. He will also be out for the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.