Madrid play down Bale reports

Real Madrid have issued a statement to deny a report Gareth Bale has a slipped disc.

Last Updated: 12/10/13 at 15:15 Post Comment

Gareth Bale: Subject of Real Madrid statement

Gareth Bale: Subject of Real Madrid statement

Spanish newspaper Marca claimed on Saturday that the world record signing from Tottenham had suffered the injury and could require surgery.

But the club insisted this was "completely false".

Madrid said in a statement: "In response to the information that the newspaper Marca has published regarding the player Gareth Bale, Real Madrid would like to state the following:

"1. The information published, claiming that the player has a slipped disc on the L5-S1 vertebrae and a bulge on two others, is completely false.

"2. The player does not have a slipped disc, as the club's medical services stated clearly to the newspaper before the information was published. Surprisingly, the version the doctors offered this media outlet on Thursday 10 October has been omitted.

"3. The player Gareth Bale has a small chronic disc bulge, which is extremely common among football players and by no means prevents him from carrying out his professional activity normally."


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