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]by