Tottenham relief after club announce Gareth Bale will return in two weeks
Aaron Lennon and William Gallas' returns have been given a similar schedule
Tottenham are breathing a sigh of relief after is was announced this afternoon that Gareth Bale would return to action before the season is over.
The Wales international was hurt in last night's 2-2 draw with Basel in the Europa League and had to be stretchered off at White Hart Lane in front of worried home fans.
The immediate sense inside the stadium was one of serious concern, although Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas tried to remain positive after the match, insisting: "Gareth will definitely play again this season."
The Portuguese boss has been proved right, with Bale expected to return to training within two weeks.
Bale, as well as Aaron Lennon and William Gallas - who also had to come off during last night's Europa League quarter-final first leg - all underwent scans today and the news was positive for the London club.
A Spurs statement read: "The club can confirm that Gareth Bale (sprained ankle ligaments), William Gallas (calf strain) and Aaron Lennon (soft tissue contusion below the knee) all underwent scans today (Friday) after being forced off with injuries during our Europa League quarter-final first leg draw with Basel last night.
"The results of these scans have indicated that all three players are expected to return to training within two weeks.
"Bale, Gallas and Lennon have all commenced their treatment today and are responding positively."
The news means the trio will miss the second leg against Basel - as well as this weekend's Premier League match against top-four rivals Everton. However, they could return for the match at home against Manchester City.
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