White Hart Lane club hope ankle injury not as bad as first feared.
Tottenham are hopeful that Gareth Bale’s ankle injury is not as bad as first feared according to BBC Sport.
You could see the concern on the faces of the management and fans during Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Basel as the Welsh winger was carried off on a stretcher.
The 23 year old fell awkwardly on his foot and was visibly grimacing in pain as he left the pitch.
But Tottenham boss Andre Vilas-Boas has reassured Spurs fans by saying the injury is not as bad as it looked during the initial incident.
Bale has been an integral part of the Spurs squad this season, scoring 22 goals in 38 appearances.
The player is now a doubt for Tottenham’s game this weekend against Everton but should be available for the club’s end of season run in.
Spurs will be desperate to get Bale back to full fitness as they battle with London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea for a place in next season’s Champions League.
The club currently lie 3rd, two points clear of Chelsea and four ahead of Arsenal but having played a game more than both.
Tottenham know that failure to qualify for the Champions League would be likely to hasten the departure of Bale from White Hart Lane, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid monitoring the player’s availability.