Gareth Bale undergoes successful operation


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Real Madrid have confirmed that Gareth Bale has successfully undergone surgery on his right ankle.

The Wales international suffered tendon damage during Los Blancos’ 2-1 Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon earlier this month, with the club later confirming the 27-year-old needed to go under the knife.

Bale underwent an operation in London on Tuesday, with Real confirming it went to plan. “Our player Gareth Bale has undergone today successful surgery to repair damaged tendons in his right ankle,” Real said in a statement.

“The operation took place at King Edward VII Hospital in London by doctor James Calder and Real Madrid Sanitas doctor Mikel Aramberri, under the supervision of doctor Jesus Olmo, head of Real Madrid’s medical services.”

The former Tottenham ace has enjoyed a successful start to the season, helping Real move to the top of La Liga and also qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The forward has scored seven goals and provided three assists in 16 starts for the Madrid giants so far this term. The club are yet to confirm a timescale for his recovery.

Real are six points clear at the top of the table ahead of Saturday’s El Clasico showdown with Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Zinedine Zidane’s men are priced at 4.00 to win the match while Barca are available at 1.85 and the draw is on offer at 3.80.

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