Bale to have an­kle surgery

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

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.

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