Real Madrid has announced that Gareth Bale has successfully undergone surgery on his damaged ankle in London.
The Welsh winger was operated on at the King Edward VII Hospital, to repair the peroneal tendon injury, he picked up during their Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon last week.
Madrid did not put a time frame to his recovery, but reports say he could be out for up to three months.
“Our player Gareth Bale has successfully come through the operation he underwent today after suffering an injury to the peroneal tendons in his right ankle,” a club statement on Tuesday evening read.
“The operation was carried out at London’s King Edward VII Hospital by Dr James Calder and Real Madrid Sanitas’ Dr Mikel Aramberri, under the supervision of Dr Jesus Olmo, head of Real Madrid’s medical department.”
Bale will miss several key games for Real, including this weekend’s El Clasico against Barcelona, next week’s Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund and the FIFA Club World Cup, which takes place in Japan between December 8-18.