Spanish giants Real Madrid has denied a report published by news tabloid Marca which says Gareth Bale has suffered a slipped disc in his back.
The Spanish newspaper claim the MRI scan carried out on Spetember 2- the day of Bale’s official presentation at the Bernabeu- detected a slipped disc in his back on the L5-S1 vertebrae and a bulge on L4-L5.
The publication themed ‘Bale’s Secret Slips Out’, added that the injury will although, not trouble the Wales international or prevent him from playing football for the immediate future, it may require surgery further down the line.
“The information published, claiming that the player has slipped disc on the L5-S1 vertebrae and a bulge in two others, is completely false,” a Real Madrid statement read.
Bale, who scored on his home debut for the ‘Los Merengues’, have started just once for the side since joining in September. He felt a tweak in his left thigh during the warm up to the 4-1 win over Getafe same month.
In full, the Real Madrid statement sourced from realmadrid.com read:
In response to the information that the newspaper Marca has published today regarding the player Gareth Bale, Real Madrid would like to state the following:
– The information published, claiming that the player has a slipped disc on the L5-S1 vertebrae and a bulge on two others, is completely false.
– The player does not have a slipped disc, as the club’s medical services stated clearly to the newspaper before the information was published. Surprisingly, the version the doctors offered this media outlet on Thursday 10 October has been omitted.
– The player Gareth Bale has a small chronic disc bulge, which is extremely common among football players and by no means prevents him from carrying out his professional activity normally.