Gareth Bale will be absent for three to four weeks after the Real Madrid medical team confirmed on Tuesday that the player suffered a grade two injury to his left calf. This means that the Welshman will miss both Champions League semi-finals against Atlético Madrid but will be hopeful of making himself available for the final which takes place in Cardiff on 3 June.
He had to be substituted in the 35th minute of Sunday’s Clásico against Barcelona after a recurrence of an injury to his right ankle. The new problem with his calf is the eighth he has suffered to date, six in the left leg and two in the right. Since joining Los Blancos the forward has had 17 injuries.