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Bale update

Gareth Bale has reported back to Spurs Lodge today (Monday) where he was assessed by our medical staff after withdrawing from Wales’ European Championship qualifier against England due to a hamstring strain.

Gareth Bale has reported back to Spurs Lodge today (Monday) where he was assessed by our medical staff after withdrawing from Wales’ European Championship qualifier against England due to a hamstring strain.

Head of Medical Services Wayne Diesel said: “Gareth did not report any hamstring issues when we assessed our players after our fixture with West Ham United which means he was free to report for international duty, nor did the Football Association of Wales raise any problems with us prior to his first training session with the national team on Tuesday following two days of rest.

“He was passed fit to train by the FAW medical team and it was only after 40 minutes of his first training session on Tuesday, which included some high intensity runs, Gareth complained of tightness in his right hamstring and was pulled out of the remainder of the session as a precaution.

“We requested the player be sent immediately for a scan which subsequently revealed the hamstring strain that forced his withdrawal from the squad.

“Gareth has returned to the Lodge and taken part in controlled straight-line running so we could assess him.

“We sent him for an ultrasound scan examination this afternoon and that has confirmed the presence of a minor grade one hamstring strain.

"Gareth has reported no pain or stiffness after taking part in the running this morning and we shall continue to monitor him and see how he responds to his conditioning programme throughout the week."