Real Madrid have confirmed their star player Gareth Bale has dislocated his right ankle in his right ankle in his side's 2-1 Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon.
The incident took place in the 20th minute and the Welsh international was withdrawn from the starting lineup in the 20th minute. He was replaced by Marco Asensio as the defending champions left it late to seal a crucial win.
Karim Benzema scored the winner in the 87th minute as Real progressed to the last 16 of the Europe's elite club competition for yet another season. However, there are now concern over Bale's injury, which he suffered in Lisbon.
A statement on Real's official website read, "After tests carried out on our player Gareth Bale at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons of his right ankle. His recovery will continue to be assessed."
Real will host Sporting Gijon in the next league tie on 26 November and a week later, Zinedine Zidane will take his men to Camp Nou as the 11-time European champions take on Barcelona in the first El Clasico of the 2016/17 season.
Bale's latest setback will be a blow for Zidane and the Spanish giants, for their big clash against the La Liga winners. They will be sweating on more results on the outcome of his injury.
Meanwhile, Real's former chief club doctor Alfonso del Corral has advised the former Tottenham Hotspur star to go under the knife instead of taking the conservative approach. Should he decide to take his advice, Bale is likely to spend the next two months on the sidelines and will miss the clash against Barcelona.
"There are two possible treatment options, conservative and surgical. It's not certain that a conservative treatment will be good in this case because if it didn't work, you would then have to opt for surgery. Three out of four doctors would recommend him undergoing surgery," Del Corral told Cadena Ser radio.