Madrid's Gareth Bale has minor muscle injury in left leg

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 06, 2019 08:22 AM
Madrid's Gareth Bale has minor muscle injury in left leg
FILE - Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, adjusts his hair during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and SD Huesca at El Alcoraz stadium, in Huesca, northern Spain, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Real Madrid won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has injured a muscle in his left leg, but coach Santiago Solari says it is "nothing to worry about."

Bale hurt his lower left leg late in the first half on Thursday in the 2-2 draw at Villarreal. He played on until halftime when he was substituted.

The club did not give an estimated time it expects Bale to be out, but Solari says on Saturday they believe the injury is "a minor one and that it's nothing to be worried about."

Madrid is in fourth place in the Spanish league and trailing leader Barcelona by seven points. It hosts Real Sociedad on Sunday.

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