Real Madrid have confirmed that Gareth Bale has suffered a very bad knee injury in the 2-1 victory against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.
The 27-year-old had to be taken off from this victory with what appeared to be a very bad injury. It made him a serious doubt for the upcoming El Clasico this weekend. Latest reports, though, claimed that the player could be out for a much longer period, although Real Madrid did not specify the time frame. Bale is an extremely important player for the club and his absence would be a major blow for manager Zinedine Zidane.