Bale to have ankle surgery
MADRID, Spain (AP):
Gareth Bale will need surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months.
Real Madrid says Bale will undergo the procedure on Tuesday in London.
Bale limped off the field after getting hurt in the second half of Madrid’s 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League next Tuesday.
Madrid did not give a timetable for Bale’s recovery, but players who undergo
similar procedures are usually out between two and three months.
Bale is certain to miss the match against Barcelona on December 3 at the Camp Nou, as well as FIFA’s Club World Cup later in the month.