Gareth Bale has been ruled out for a “few weeks” following a calf injury he sustained against Stoke City.
The on-loan Real Madrid star has managed to remain injury-free following his move from the Spanish giants, but asked to be replaced at half-time during last Wednesday’s victory over Potters in the Carabao Cup.
Bale then missed Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Wolves, and Mourinho not only ruled him out of the game against Fulham tomorrow, but expects him to be sidelined for a fortnight.
If that is the case, Bale would also miss the Carabao Cup semi-final against Brentford next Tuesday, the FA Cup tie at Non League side Marine the following weekend, plus the Premier League games with Leeds United and Aston Villa.
The Spurs boss told the Telegraph: “I don’t expect him to be fit [for Fulham]. I wouldn’t say it’s serious, but I’d say he will be out for a few weeks.”
This obviously isn’t ideal for Bale or Mourinho, but given Bale’s injury problems in recent years with Madrid, it reassuring to know that the Portuguese clearly stated it isn’t serious.