Real Madrid not publishing Gareth Bale medical updates

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has an agreement with the club for his medical information not to be made public.

The Wales international has not featured in either of Madrid’s games following the international break against Real Mallorca and Galatasaray, but the club are yet to provide a medical update.

Indeed, they have not made public information about his fitness since January and that was the first time they had released a statement in 15 months about the forward.

Marca report on the situation, which was first spoken about by Cadena Cope, that the Welshman is exercising his right in the Spanish Law on Protection of Personal Data.

Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett told ESPN FC: "Medical records are private. If every citizen's medical reports are private, why should Gareth's be public?"

The former Tottenham star was strongly linked to an exit from Los Blancos this summer – that never came to fruition – with a long list of muscular strains and fitness issues blighting his recent campaigns for the club.

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