Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, who is currently out on international duty with the Welsh National Team, has picked up another injury, and will sit out tonight vs Belgium in a World Cup Qualifier.
Bale picked up his 100th international cap for Wales in a 5-1 win over Belarus on Saturday. He started the game, and was taken off at half-time.
Reports as to why he was taken off so early were conflicting. At first it was thought to be due to injury, but others reported that Wales had pre-planned to take him off at half-time in order to preserve him for an important game against Belgium.
Today it was revealed that Bale actually picked up a knock, and specifically, a calf injury.
Bale’s calves have been a weak-point for him his entire career. He has often struggled with calf injuries.
The injury Bale picked up today is another calf injury -- the 8th of his career. He has missed 54 matches total from calf issues alone. Gutting stuff.— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) November 16, 2021
Bale has not played for Real Madrid since late August, and today’s news is a further relapse to his return. It’s been impossible for the club to count on him.