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Gareth Bale to undergo groin scan

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Real Madrid’s £86 million man, Gareth Bale is undergoing a groin scan to examine an injury he sustained training before Wales’ loss to Macedonia on Friday.

“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,” Wales manager Chris Coleman said explained.

“As we speak, he has gone to have another scan on it to clear his mind so he knows everything is alright.”

Real Madrid is holding onto hope that Bale can play in their next league game against Villarreal on September 14th.

“I haven’t had a lot of match time so that will help my fitness, as well as it being an honour to play for my country,” Bale said. “It’s well-known I had a slight injury, which took me a bit of time, but I always wanted to be here in the white shirt of Madrid and hopefully I can get match time with Wales and come back fit. I’m hoping to be involved for the game with Villarreal.”

Bale knows he isn’t guaranteed a spot in the starting lineup.

“I can’t come in and just walk into the starting 11. I’ve always wanted to improve, and there’s no reason that should stop now I’m here. I can’t wait to get started.”

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