Real Madrid confirm Gareth Bale recovering after successful ankle surgery

Gareth Bale and his top knot in action during the game between Valencia and Real Madrid on January 3, 2016
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Gareth Bale is recovering after having undergone successful surgery on his right ankle, Real Madrid announce.

Real Madrid have confirmed that forward Gareth Bale has undergone successful surgery on his right ankle, although no time frame has been given for his return to action.

The Wales international damaged tendons in his ankle during Real's 2-1 Champions League victory at Sporting Lisbon on November 22.

"Our player, Gareth Bale, has undergone today successful surgery to repair damaged tendons in his right ankle," Real said in a statement.

"The operation took place at King Edward VII Hospital in London by doctor James Calder and Real Madrid Sanitas doctor Mikel Aramberri, under the supervision of doctor Jesus Olmo, head of Real Madrid's medical services."

The 27-year-old has scored seven goals and set up three more in 16 starts for Real in all competitions this season.

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