Bale will return to boost Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League bid

Gareth Bale should be back in training for Tottenham Hotspur in two weeks.

The Wales international has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 17 goals and assisting seven more in 27 Premier League matches. Such a record has made him a favourite for the Player of the Year gong, and he will be vital if Spurs are to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

So you can understand the worry at White Hart Lane on Thursday, when he was stretchered off in stoppage time of the frustrating 2-2 UEFA Europa League draw with FC Basle. To add to this concern, winger Aaron Lennon and defender William Gallas also picked up injuries.

However, Tottenham have good news on all three players. Bale’s ankle injury scan has shown just a sprain, and he should be back in training within two weeks. In the same timescale, Lennon and Gallas should also have recovered from their respective knee and calf problems.

A Tottenham statement on Friday read: “The club can confirm the results of these scans have indicated that all three players are expected to return to training within two weeks. Bale, Gallas and Lennon have all commenced their treatment today and are responding positively.”

The trio will obviously miss Sunday’s crucial home match with Everton, as well as the return leg with Basle in Switzerland next Thursday. Fortunately for Spurs their clash with Chelsea on 14 April has been postponed due to the Blues’ involvement in the FA Cup, meaning Andre Villas-Boas could have a full squad to pick from when Manchester City visit on 21 April.


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