Gareth Bale is sent home from Real Madrid training after gastroenteritis … with teammate Luka Jovic also kept out for fear that the bug could spread in the team
- Gareth Bale was kept away from his teammates after picking up a stomach virus
- The Welshman arrived at Real Madrid training but was instructed to go back home
- He is now facing a race to be fully fit for the trip from Los Blancos to Levante on Saturday
- Luka Jovic also remains clear for fear that the rest of the team might get infected
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was sent home from training with gastroenteritis after he was worried that the bug could spread through the team.
The Welshman arrived on Wednesday for the session, but was sent away, with forward Luka Jovic also being told to stay home as manager Zinedine Zidane looks to keep his team healthy for their trip to Levante this weekend.
It lets Bale and Jovic race to be fit for the game on time and comes as a big blow to Madrid, who want to keep their place at the top of the LaLiga table while Barcelona exhales their necks.
Gareth Bale is a serious doubt for the Madrid game at Levante after picking up gastroenteritis
Bale signed for the Spanish giants in a then world record £ 85 million deal from Tottenham in 2013, and has won 13 trophies with the club – including four Champions League titles.
In recent seasons, he has been abandoned by Madrid fans who do not believe that he is fully committed to the cause amid rumors that the Welshman has not learned the language and does not embrace himself in culture.
He caused indignation after being depicted with his national side of Wales with a flag with the text “Wales, Golf, Madrid, in that order.”
The Welshman has won 13 trophies for Los Blancos but has been associated with a transfer way
Luka Jovic was also told to stay away with the fear that the team might be infected by the bug
The former Spurs attacker has long been associated with an exit from Madrid and reportedly came close to signing for a team in the Chinese Super League last season just before the deal collapsed.
He was even associated with a return to North London with Tottenham in January, while his agent Jonathan Barnett rubbed the rumors.
Meanwhile, Jovic has a difficult start to life in Madrid after signing for £ 50m for Frankfurt this summer. There were high expectations for the Bosnian attacker after his arrival at the Bernabeu, but he only netted twice in 23 appearances.