Gareth Bale suffered a minor muscular injury in his calf against Bayern Munich With Real Madrid hosting Bayern next week Zinedine Zidane is being cautious, Bale is being treated day-to-day and will not play next up against Sporting Gijon
Gareth Bale will sit out Real Madrid’s clash with Sporting Gijon with Zinedine Zidane taking no chances with the forward’s fitness.
Real travel to Sporting on Saturday, a match followed the second leg of Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich and then El Clasico next Sunday.
Bale suffered a minor but ill-timed muscular injury in his calf that saw him exit the game early at the Allianz Arena. Zidane is giving the 27-year-old every chance to recover for the huge double-header.
Gareth is not going to be with us against Sporting, that is clear,’ Zidane said at his pre-match media conference.
‘It is true I am worried because I don’t like to see people injured – especially at the end of the season. We are not going to risk him.
We will see what happens after that. What is sure is that he definitely has some sort of injury.
‘What we have to do is see on a day-to-day basis how his injury reacts. He won’t be with us and we will see what happens for next Tuesday. We are taking it game by game.
‘We hope he is back with us in a short time. It is a muscular problem in his soleus, that is where is has been operated on before [with his ankle injury].’