Gareth Bale sidelined again by thigh strain: Real Madrid

Real didn't put any specific time on how long they expected Gareth Bale to be sidelined, merely adding that his return would depend upon his recovery in the next few days.

updated: October 02, 2013 16:11 IST
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Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale has been sidelined with a thigh strain for the second time in a matter of weeks, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

Bale had already been left out of Real coach Carlo Ancelotti's 21-man squad for their Champions League encounter with FC Copenhagen at the Santiago Bernabeu after he was unable to train on Tuesday.

"After tests carried out today on Gareth Bale a muscle strain in his left thigh was diagnosed," said a statement on the club's website.

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