No date set for Bale return?

Real Madrid are reportedly refusing to put a date on Gareth Bale’s return from a calf injury after the winger was wrongly advised on his recovery.

According to Marca, the problems relate to Welshman’s initial diagnosis of his calf injury, which he sustained during Los Blancos’ 5-1 victory over Sporting Gijon on January 17.

It is understood Bale was put on a recovery routine too intense for his injury and did not respond to less-intensive measures, leaving Madrid on the lookout for new methods, which would not only treat the player but prevent further setbacks.

Consequently, the club are not prepared to take any risks with the 26-year-old or set a particular match for his comeback, amidst renewed doubts over Jesus Olmo and his medical team.

Nonetheless, there is talk he could be back in time for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Roma on March 8 or Atletico Madrid in a fortnight’s time if he makes rapid progress.

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