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Gareth Bale Injured in Europa League Match; Stretchered Off The Pitch

Gareth Bale was stretchered off the pitch tonight after suffering an ankle injury in the 92nd minute of Tottenham’s match against Basel in the Europa League quarter-final.

The collision with the Basel player looked like a harmless 50-50 ball as both players tried to gain possession. But as can be seen from the video and photo below, Bale’s ankle twisted at a 90 degree angle.

To make matters worse for Tottenham, both Williams Gallas and Aaron Lennon limped off the pitch earlier in the match.

According to talkSport, the injury isn’t as bad as first feared. But Bale will have a scan tomorrow to determine the severity of the injury.

“He rolled on his ankle, at the moment there is a lot of pain, but hopefully not as bad as it could have been,” Andre Villas-Boas said.

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  1. dust

    April 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I’ve rolled my ankle like that playing, if its extremely painful, if it is a sprain I hope it a light to mild one, It will swell up and make it difficult for the MRI to tell anything, They have Xray on premises, they must have ruled out any broken bones.

    Im sure if there is any damage they will give him a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection to speed up recovery, Ligaments are the red headed step child of nutrient distribution in the body unfortunately .

    When you distress a ligament like that, it’s possible the ligament can get a tiny tear that without rest and proper rehab could get bigger or scar in away that could irritate the nerve branch.

    It sucks for Bale, but it really could be only a few weeks before he is back, until then, others will have to step up. I really do think we will be ok, the team will be focused and other will rise to the occasion.

    Might be a good time to take advantage of the knee jerk reaction by the bookies to get better odds on us finishing 3rd.


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