Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Gareth Bale is unlikely to play any part in the rest of the season.
Bale was carried off in the second half of Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Blackpool on Saturday following a challenge by Charlie Adam.
The Welshman will go for a scan on his left leg at hospital on Monday amid fears he suffered serious ankle ligament damage.
“It looks like he has done his ankle ligaments,” revealed Redknapp.
“I don’t see him playing again this season.”
“It’s badly swollen, his ankle. We will just have to wait and see how bad the damage is.
Redknapp admits it is a major blow to lose the winger and he concedes injuries have taken their toll on Bale.
“It’s a blow but we have been without Gareth quite a bit recently,” added Redknapp
“He has had injuries and he hasn’t really come back from those injuries to the form (he was in before).
“It’s been difficult for him. The injuries have knocked him back.
“He has had a fantastic season. The first three-quarters of the season, he was unplayable. He was making goals and scoring goals and he won Player of the Year.
“Over the last couple of months the injury has taken its toll on him. During that time he hasn’t quite been the same boy and now he has another injury that rules him out again.”
“He should be fit for pre-season.
“It’s not that serious. It shouldn’t be a problem. We don’t think he has ruptured them (his ankle ligaments). We don’t know until we have the results of the scan. Hopefully he hasn’t.”