Gareth Bale has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face England on Saturday with a hamstring injury.
The official FAW statement reads: “Due to a hamstring problem, Gareth Bale has had to withdraw from the Wales squad to face England on Saturday.
“He felt tight last week during training with his club. After playing 90 minutes on Saturday he felt some muscle tightness.
“Initially, this was expected to be muscle soreness after playing his first game. On joining up with the Welsh squad he was kept off his feet in training for two days to recover.
“As he still felt tight in the warm-up on Tuesday, Gareth was pulled out of the session. He did not train at all on Wednesday and was sent for a scan. The scan revealed that Gareth Bale picked up his injury last week.”
An early indication suggests this is very minor and the player could still be available for the Wigan game next Saturday, but for now he has returned to Spurs for further assessment. Let’s hope that he’s not out for too long,