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Bale will be out a month -reports

Bad news for the Welsh attacker.

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Gareth Bale will be out for a month with an injury in his calf —not in his hamstring, contrary to what other reports suggested— according to MARCA.

The Welsh player was ruled out for Wales’ two games against Georgia and Ireland this FIFA break and then MARCA reported that Bale will need around one month to get ready and play again.

Coach Zinedine Zidane was hoping to get the BBC back on the field after these two weeks as Benzema is expected to make his return then. However, Bale’s injury will now give players like Isco or Asensio another chance to prove that they deserve a spot in the starting lineup.

This is yet another injury for Bale, who has not stayed healthy since he signed for the club in 2013. Muscle injuries are always a concern for Bale and this time it’s clear that he will need to be careful if he wants to make an impact this season.

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