Gareth Bale’s injury record

As rumours surrounding Tottenham’s Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid gather pace with the player’s agent claiming that the player would be interested in a move there this summer, just what could the Spanish giants expect when it comes to the player and his injury history?

A pacey player, Bale has been subjected to a number of rough, and at times, downright nasty, tackles from opposition players. While the style of play in La Liga isn’t quite as rough as it is in the Premier League, the opposition’s inability to cope with the Welshman’s talents would see him still on the receiving end of a number of hefty challenges.

As you can see from his record, ankle injuries, the hallmark of a late challenge, feature heavily in Bale’s history.

Of course, past injuries are no indication of future ones, but a player like Bale can expect to suffer from more impact injuries than most during the remainder of his career.

Injury at work is something Bale is going to have to learn to live with unfortunately.

Ankle/Foot Injury 2013 April 4th
Illness 2013 March 22nd
Illness 2013 March 20th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2013 March 17th
Hamstring Injury 2012 December 1st
Heel Injury 2012 October 9th
Back Injury 2012 August 15th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2012 July 28th
Hip/Thigh Injury 2012 June 30th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2012 April 7th
Illness 2012 March 4th
Hamstring Injury 2012 February 28th
Hip/Thigh Injury 2012 January 25th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2011 December 3rd
Sprained Ankle 2011 May 9th
Knee Injury 2011 April 22nd
Hamstring Injury 2011 March 21st
Back Injury 2011 January 22nd
Shoulder Injury 2010 November 24th
Hip/Thigh Injury 2010 August 11th
Knee Injury 2010 March 3rd
Cartilage Knee Injury 2009 June 13th
Knee Injury 2009 June 1st
Ankle/Foot Injury 2008 September 24th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2007 December 2nd
Ankle/Foot Injury 2007 October 23rd
Thigh Muscle Strain 2007 July 13th

 

[courtesy of physioroom.com]

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Lee Hurley

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