Gareth Bale to undergo surgery and faces up to three months out

Real Madrid confirmed on Thursday morning that the Welshman will travel to London for an operation on 29 November, meaning Bale could now face 8-12 weeks on the sidelines.
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Gareth Bale to undergo surgery and faces up to three months out

Gareth Bale will undergo surgery on his right ankle after dislocating tendons against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday, Real Madrid have confirmed.

29 November operation

The operation will go ahead on 29 November at King Edward VII Hospital in London. Surgeon James Calder will perform the operation under the supervision of club doctors Jesús Olmo and Mikel Aramberri.

Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (DOWN) is checked by medics during the UEFA Champions League football match Sporting CP vs Real Madrid CF

Two to three months out 

The news means that the Welshman is now expected to be out for two to three months, meaning he’ll definitely miss the rest of Real Madrid’s games this year, including El Clásico and the World Club Cup in December.

Late Jan/Early Feb return 

All going well with his recuperation, the club will be targeting a return for Bale in late January/early February 2017 in time for the Champions League last 16.