Gareth Bale has begun intensive treatment on his injured achilles in a bid to be fit for the start of pre-season.

The Tottenham Hotspur winger ruptured his tendon against Blackpool at White Hart Lane earlier in the month, with original fears the Welshman could spend three months on the sidelines and miss the start of the next campaign.

However, the Daily Mirror reports that Bale will report to the club's training ground every day for the next fortnight as he looks to make a quick recovery from the injury sustained in a challenge with Charlie Adam.

Bale will be looking to return for the start of July, when Spurs will begin their preparations for a Barclays Premier League and Europa League season that could include over 60 games.


Also in north London, and Carlo Cudicini has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the summer of 2012.

The Italian joined Spurs in 2009, and has since made 25 appearances for the club under Harry Redknapp despite predominantly serving a role as back-up to Heurelho Gomes.

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