The Welshman missed his side’s last two games, and it seems he’s set for an extended spell on the sidelines once again.
Carlo Ancelotti was unable to put a time frame on Gareth Bale’s recovery after admitting the player has sustained “a significant injury.”
Fitness has been a constant cause of concern throughout his Real Madrid career for Bale, who suffered his 24th setback since joining the club back in 2013 after picking up a muscle problem in his right leg during a training session last week.
Reports in Spain have surfaced claiming he could remain on the sidelines for up to two months, meaning the former Tottenham man could be unavailable for a dozen matches including the first El Clasico of the season scheduled for October 24.
“We still don’t know how long he’ll be out,” Ancelotti told of Bale in his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Valencia, (via Marca).
“It’s quite a significant injury, but it’s tough to give a return date. It’s a shame. He had been playing well.”