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Fresh Gareth Bale Reports From Spain Make Great Reading For Ireland Fans

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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The news that Gareth Bale was expected to be out for up to four months after picking up an injury in November was met with skepticism by many Ireland fans.

At that timescale, he would have been expected to be fit right in time for Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier at home to Wales, and while you'd never wish any injury on someone, having the Real Madrid man absent through injury would unquestionably be a big boost for Martin O'Neill's men.. Or any country in the world really.

However, having undergone surgery on his ankle successfully there is a new timeline for his recovery, with Real Madrid expecting to have him back in April according to reports that emerged in Spain today.


While the possibility of a return ahead of schedule is very real, it is highly unlikely that Real Madrid would be happy to send their player into such an important and intense fixture while coming back from four months off after surgery.


Wales will still provide a very tough test for the boys in green, but a player of Bale's calibre would be a loss for any team in the world so Irish fans will be feeling a lot more confident if the man who was today named on the shortlist for the FIFA World XI for this tear doesn't make the trip.


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