Bale will train in a fortnight

Tottenham have announced that Gareth Bale is expected to return to training in two weeks after injuring his ankle against Basle on Thursday.

Last Updated: 05/04/13 at 17:30 Post Comment

Gareth Bale: Damaged ankle ligaments on Thursday night

Gareth Bale: Damaged ankle ligaments on Thursday night

The news is a massive boost to the north London side because it was feared the Welshman might be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines when he was stretchered off during stoppage-time at the end of the 2-2 Europa League draw.

But manager Andre Villas-Boas said afterwards he was hopeful the problem was not too severe and scans have now confirmed that Bale has suffered sprained ligaments and should be able to return to action fairly shortly.

Winger Aaron Lennon and defender William Gallas were also injured on Thursday night but are also expected to return to full fitness in a fortnight.

Trio responding positively

A Tottenham statement read on Friday: "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 after being forced off with injuries 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."

The trio are set to miss Sunday's game with Everton and the second leg against Basle next Thursday but they could be in contention for the visit of Manchester City on 21 April.

Asked about Bale's injury on Thursday night, Villas-Boas had said: "Gareth will definitely play again this season. I'm pretty confident.

"From the medical department's first analysis, everything is positive.

"It shouldn't be as bad as it looks because Gareth has torn that ligament before and there's nothing to tear now."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer Deadline Day: Hull City splash out but Radamel Falcao move to Manchester United makes headlines

Hull were the most active club on deadline day but it was Man Utd's signing of Radamel Falcao which grabbed headlines.

Transfer news: Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United on loan

Manchester United have signed Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

Transfer news: Hatem Ben Arfa leaves it late to join Hull City on loan

Hull City have signed midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Newcastle.

Mail Box

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

Wenger: The Most Stubborn Manager Going

Arsenal fans would quite like their club to sign a striker thank you very much, whilst someone is excited about Jim White et al. Plus, Klose to Arsenal please...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property