Gareth Bale has not been what he was for a long time. For years, Real have not received practically a part of what Bale was paid for - currently by far the highest-paid player in the club - and during the next two months, no one will see him in the game because he suffered a serious injury.
Namely, the once fast-footed Welshman has an injury in his right hamstring, which is why he will have a break of at least two months, so don't expect him to return to the field before the end of November! In fact, Bale has now been confirmed for the injury he suffered on September 11 during training.
Now, additional specialist tests have shown that it is a more severe degree, which is why he will have a longer recovery. As Bale is one of Real's "negatives" and someone whom no one even wanted to see more in Blancos' equipment until the return of Carlo Ancelotti, the Madrid media close to the club dealt with the information on his previous absences.
Thus, it was concluded that since January 2020, he has been reporting an injury for the tenth time! The most common problems were in the region of the thigh muscle and hamstring, and there were also ankle, leaf injuries.
How fragile Bale's body is also shown by the fact that this will be, believe it or not, even the 21st injury in the past four years, more precisely since November 2017.
The most frightening fact is that counting the time he will spend recovering from the last injury, Bale has been absent for almost a THIRD of his career in the last ten years of his career!
More precisely about 1,139 days - depending on how much he will pause now - Bale could not train and play for one reason or another. Due to the current situation, the Welshman was already absent in the matches against Celta in the Primera Division and Inter in the Champions League, and as he is expected to be away for at least two months, he could miss as many as 14 matches!
Among other things, Valencia, Mallorca, Villarreal, Sheriff, Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao, Shakhtar, Classic against Barcelona, Osasuna, Shakhtar, Rayo Vallecano ... Considering that a new national team break is expected in mid-November, it is very likely that he could be in the combination for the derby with Sevilla, which is played in Madrid on November 28, if not before that.
Bale received a "love" from Ancelotti and that was not the case with Zinedine Zidane, which is why he started the new season in such a way that he could regain at least a part of his form from previous years. He scored one goal in three matches.
Playing for the Wales national team in the World Cup qualifiers, he pumped up his self-confidence, which he transferred to his stay in Madrid. Now he has to start all over again.