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Injury Report: Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and William Gallas Out For Up to Two Weeks

gareth bale goal1 Injury Report: Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and William Gallas Out For Up to Two Weeks

Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and William Gallas are out injured and are expected to return to training within two weeks, according to a club statement from Tottenham Hotspur.

“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 (Friday) after being forced off with injuries during our Europa League Quarter Final First Leg draw with Basel last night,” said the club statement. “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.”

If it’ll take up to two weeks for the trio to returning to training, the players will certainly miss Tottenham’s upcoming matches against Everton, FC Basel and possibly Manchester City.

In hindsight, do you think Tottenham Hotspur should have made the Premier League a top priority and played their B-squad for Europa League matches? Will the injury to Bale give Gylfi Sigurdsson or Clint Dempsey a chance to shine for Spurs? Give us your opinion in the comments section below.

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7 Responses to Injury Report: Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and William Gallas Out For Up to Two Weeks

  1. Matt T. says:

    I think the squad is too thin to worry about the Europa League this year. If winning that competition would guarantee a Champion’s League spot, it would make more sense.

  2. Dust says:

    Apparently, Bale doesn’t have a ligiment to damage on e outside of his foot after snapping it previously. I wonder if he was tapped up enough? The fact this happened in the 92nd minute as he plays LB after Gallas walked off leaving us with 10 men makes it that much harder to take.

    Gallas must have been upset with all the booing…I think he’s done.

  3. COYS_USA_D1 says:

    I am not mad about Bale being injured. Messi and Ronaldo play in multiple games a week. Injuries occur in games just unfortunate that it happened. Also gutted about the Lennon injury occuring so early makes me wish we didnt loan Andros. Gallas i honestly could care less. I wish AVB will stop playing cuz he is just dreadful. Also anyone on the back line playing with him seems to suck too. So i hope AVB just doesnt play him anymore.

    I also wanna see the lineup for this everton game. You would think AVB will play Siggy, Holtby, and Dempsey will all start. At least i hope so, please no Livermore or Huddleston. 3 pts a must this weekend


  4. Dave says:

    Gallas not playing for a couple of weeks is no big deal. There’s enough cover and Kaboul is apparently almost ready.

    Bale and Lennon will be missed as the players that will take their places don’t offer the same qualities. I fear that without Defoe and Bale the goals won’t be easy to come by. Adebayor is too inconsistent to be relied upon. Dempsey may be asked to play more and that means he will have the stage to impress. He has the ability so let’s see if he takes his opportunity.

    • COYS_USA_D1 says:

      Defoe hasnt scored since boxing day for Spurs. He wont really be missed since all his shots are right at the keeper recently.

  5. CTBlues says:

    I think you meant they would be out for the Chelsea match which is the 14th whereas the Man City match is the 21st.

    • The Gaffer says:

      The game against Chelsea has been postponed because Chelsea play Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final that day.

      The Gaffer

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