Los Blancos have been quick to dismiss a report published by Marca which claimed the winger's injury was serious and insist his "small chronic disc bulge" is a manageable problem

Real Madrid have released an official statement confirming that the extent of Gareth Bale's recent injury is not as serious as first thought stating that the forward is suffering from a small chronic disc buldge.

The statement comes as a direct response to an article published by Marca with the publication claiming that Bale had suffered a slipped disc. The club have gone on to say that facts published by the newspaper are false.

"The information published claiming that the player has a slipped disc on the L5-S1 vertebrae and a bulge on two others is completely false" the club confirmed on their official website.