Bale out for three weeks?

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will reportedly miss the next three weeks after damaging the soleus muscle in his right leg.

The Welshman was taken off at the midway point of Los Blancos’ 5-1 win against Sporting Gijon on Sunday, and Marca claims his test results will realise the club’s worst fears.

If so, Bale will miss La Liga games against Real Betis, Espanyol and Granada and face a race against time to be fit for the first leg of Madrid’s Champions League last-16 tie with Roma.

Karim Benzema also left the game prematurely, although Coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed his countryman only picked up a minor knock.

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