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Bale has “significant hamstring tear,” says Wales’ coach

The Welshman still has a long road ahead of him.

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Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale suffered a serious hamstring injury in training a few weeks ago and won’t be back playing football at least until November, revealed his coach in the Welsh national team Rob Page.

“We’ve been in touch with him and our medical staff to see how his injury developed. This injury happened too soon for him, unfortunately. He’s getting better though, so we’re pretty sure that he will be ready in November,” said Page when asked about Bale’s chances of being available when Wales face Belarus on November 13th.

Real Madrid have not published a medical report about Bale because the player wants to keep those private. However, Page revealed more information about his injury.

“He has a significant tear. Hamstring injuries have four different degrees of gravity and his is closer to a 4,” he added.

Bale had started the season as an undisputed starter on the right wing but it’s likely that he never regains that spot when he’s back, given that Ancelotti has been forced to find different players who can make an impact in that position.

Bale’s contract with Real Madrid expires in the summer of 2022.