Gareth Bale injury: Tottenham say winger to return in two weeks

Gareth Bale injury: Tottenham update on winger's fitness says he has sprained ankle ligaments and should return in two weeks

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Gareth Bale picked up a nasty-looking ankle injury late on against Basel Photo: Back Page Images

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Gareth Bale is expected to return to training in two weeks after a scan revealed that the Tottenham winger suffered sprained ankle ligaments during Thursday’s Europa League clash with Basel.

The Wales star, who has scored 22 goals for Spurs this season, landed awkwardly on his right ankle late on in the 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane and looked to be in considerable pain as he was carried off on a stretcher.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas said that he hoped the talismanic 23-year-old would be able to recover in time for his side’s Premier League clash with Manchester City at White Hart Lane on 21 April.

And a Tottenham statement revealed that Bale, along with Aaron Lennon and William Gallas, are all expected to return to training within a fortnight.

It read: “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 on Friday after being forced off with injuries during our Europa League quarter-final first leg draw with Basel 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.”

Speaking after Spurs’ draw with Basel, Villas-Boas said: “It [Bale’s injury] shouldn’t be as bad as it looks on the image.

“There is a big, big possibility if we stay positive that he will be fit for the Manchester City game and it will only take him out of two games.”

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