Fears that Gareth Bale could be out for the season have been relieved after scans indicate his ankle injury is less severe than expected.
Bale rolled his ankle during added time of Tottenham’s Europa League game against Basel on Thursday. The injury looked pretty serious on TV replays but scans today have revealed that the Wales international did not suffer torn ankle ligaments. The diagnosis by the medical staff is that Bale has sprained ankle ligaments, which will keep him sidelined for approximately 3 weeks.
The club statement stated both Bale, Lennon and Gallas could return to training within two weeks:
The Club can confirm that Gareth Bale (sprained ankle ligaments), William Gallas (calf strain) and Aaron Lennon (soft tissue contusion below the knee) all underwent scans today (Friday) after being forced off with injuries during our Europa League Quarter Final First Leg draw with Basel last night.
The results of these scans have indicated that all three players are expected to return to training within two weeks.
Bale, Gallas and Lennon have all commenced their treatment today and are responding positively.
Bale will certainly miss the return leg in the Europa League tie versus Basel. Although Bale could be back in training within 2 weeks, it remains to be seen if he will be fit enough to be back in contention for Tottenham’s home game against Manchester City on April 21st. One positive for Spurs is that their away clash with Chelsea, which was scheduled for April 14th, has been postponed due to Chelsea’s involvement in the FA Cup semi-finals.