Real Madrid have announced that world-record signing Gareth Bale is a late scratch from their lineup against Getafe. Isco has replace the Welsh winger.
No word from the club yet, but Marca are reporting that Bale picked up what is being called a “muscle injury” during warmups.
Obviously that could be anything from a precautionary substitution to a long-term injury scare, but it’s something to keep an eye on.
Bale’s start to his Real Madrid career has been pretty good, scoring on debut and then coming on as a late substitute as his teammates dismantled Champions League opponents Galatasaray.
But we still haven’t seen much, and this will be a potentially enormous setback as Bale looks to try and impress the skeptics.