Bale, the 18-year-old Wales left-back, suffered a strained ligament following a tackle from Birmingham´s Fabrice Muamba at the start of December and has only just had his cast removed.
Comolli said: "Gareth´s injury was reviewed and although the surgeon was happy with the results of the X-rays, he does not anticipate Gareth being able to play any further part in this season."
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