As been the patter of Gareth Bale’s recent months with Real Madrid , a fantastic individual performance against Borussia Dortmund has been followed by a calf injury, one which will see him miss a month of action.
The injury is in an area that has been problematic since he arrived at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane didn’t expect the former Tottenham Hotspur forward to play for his national team, yet this is a different ailment to what forced him to limp off at Signal Iduna Park.
In a contactless training session on Monday, the 28-year-old felt discomfort in the back of his left thigh, a tingling sensation that spread throughout his entire leg.
The conclusion was that he had suffered an entirely new injury, one which has forced him out of Chris Coleman’s Wales setup ahead of matches with Georgia and the Republic of Ireland.