Record breaking signing Gareth Bale has left Real Madrid sweating after Wales boss Chris Coleman revealed he’s carrying a new groin injury.
Bale was an unused substitute when the Dragons fell to a 2-1 defeat in Macedonia on Friday night.
The former Fulham manager said: ‘We had a conversation with Gareth before the game, he had a tight groin from the day before and we could not take that chance.
‘As we speak he has gone to have another scan on it to clear his mind so he knows everything is alright.
The outcome of the scan will determine whether the Welsh winger will be involved in Tuesday's meeting with Serbia.
Coleman then went on to say, 'We can’t alter the fact that the pitch wasn’t great and he just feels something in his groin – a strain. He came to see me on Friday morning and said something didn’t feel right'.
‘It’s precautionary – but he needs to know and be sure that there’s nothing there, If it’s good news and he can play some part, of course he will. But ultimately the player says if he can or he can’t.’ The 43 year-old manager concluded.
24-year-old Bale has not played since July due to a foot injury and his latest injury has come just a matter of days before he is scheduled to make his Real Madrid debut at Villarreal on Saturday.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will be keeping his fingers crossed that his £85million signing comes good before the La Liga clash this weekend.
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