Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid with a great prospect in 2013, and dreamt to be the best in the world. A league in which two of the world’s top player (Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi) were already going strong winning Balon d’or every year respectively, Bale needed little more consistency than usual. But, Welshman only proved to be the occasional man due to his injury interventions.
His recent injury has ruled him out for another month as he limped off against Borussia Dortmund after giving a fantastic individual performance. He didn’t recover from that and he suffered another blow on Monday during training as he felt discomfort on back of his left thigh.
Wales coach Chris Coleman couldn’t help himself seeing his best man sitting out of the European World Cup qualifier against Georgia and Republic of Ireland. It is difficult for a player to spend most of the time in dugout during his best years.
Bale is 28 year old now. He arrived at the age of 24 in Real Madrid dressing room, and since then has suffered thirteen injuries. Welshman has missed 66 games since his arrival at Santiago Bernabeu, which means he hasn’t played a game for every three matches he has played.
Marca reports, “His injury and illness constitutes recent calf injury, ankle issues, thigh and groin strains and catching flu. Last season was his worst so far as he missed 27 games due to operation in his right ankle.”
Borussia Dortmund visit has particularly trouble the star as he got injured last season in the game against them and this season he limped off again against the German rivals.
He had a great season last year with Wales’ national team. He led his team to Euro 2016 semifinal. This time he dreamt of leading his team to World Cup finals, but unfortunately he can no longer take part in direct qualifying.
If his team goes through play-offs, he might contribute in play-off round. Wales only appearance in the World Cup final came in 1958, and they’ll hope to qualify for Russia 2018 with the team they have.
Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Joe Allen, and Hal Robson-Kanu are some of the notable players from their Euro 2016 performances. We hope these players make a difference once again in absence of Bale.