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Bale injury blow for Spurs

By Football News



Tottenham star Gareth Bale was stretchered off during Thursday's Europa League tie with FC Basel at White Hart Lane.

The Welsh winger fell heavily on his right ankle after a challenge from David Degen and was taken straight down the tunnel in agony, with his head in his hands.

The North London outfit face crucial clashes with Everton and Manchester City in their quest to finish in the Premier League's top four, either side of the return leg against Basel, having drawn 2-2 with the Swiss side on Thursday.

The absence of Bale is sure to be sorely felt by Andre Villas Boas and his side, with the injury compounding a miserable evening for Spurs who also lost Aaron Lennon and William Gallas to injury and conceded two away goals.