November 10, 2017 18:17 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale suffers injury setback

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale suffers injury setback

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale faces an extended spell on the sidelines after tearing his adductor muscle in a training session on Thursday.

Gareth Bale faces an extended spell on the sidelines after tearing his adductor muscle.

The Welshman has not played since scoring in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the end of September.

Bale suffered a calf injury towards the end of that game and missed Wales' final two World Cup qualifiers last month as a result.

Gareth Bale faces an extended spell on the sidelines after tearing his adductor muscle

Gareth Bale faces an extended spell on the sidelines after tearing his adductor muscle

The 28-year-old had returned to training with Real Madrid but felt some discomfort in his left leg at the end of a session on Thursday.

He was sent for tests and the club have diagnosed him with a fibrillar rupture in the middle third of the adductor longus muscle.

There is no estimate for the length of time the Real star will be missing but it is just the latest in a series of injury blows that have blighted Bale in 2017.

It is not just an issue that has affected Bale just this year. Since his world-record £85m move to the Bernabeu in 2013, he has played only 159 times.

Bale has not played since suffering a calf injury against Borussia Dortmund in September

Bale has not played since suffering a calf injury against Borussia Dortmund in September

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