Welshman Gareth Bale is one of several Real Madrid players who are on course to miss the crucial Champions League clash with Ukrainian side Shakthar Donetsk away from home on Tuesday night. Gareth Bale has been injured since last month though a return is in sight according to various reports in the media.

Bale has been missing for over a month due to a hamstring injury picked up in Real Madrid training and reports claimed that the middle of next month as been pencilled down as the return period for the Welsh international as long as the former Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur attacker don’t suffer a setback in his recovery.

Gareth Bale spent the whole of last season at Tottenham Hotspur in North London as he was surplus to requirements under the last managerial dispensation at Real Madrid under club legend Zinedine Zidane. The Welshman returned to Spurs on loan from Real Madrid for the whole of last season in a bid to play more games. Bale returned to Real Madrid in the summer with new manager, Carlo Ancelotti in place and he was a regular fixture in the team under Ancelottibefore injury struck in September.

Apart from Bale, Real Madrid would also be without the likes of Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, Dani Carvajal and club skipper Marcelo. Both Marcelo and Carvajal were injured before the latest international break, while Hazard and Militao picked up injuries while on international break earlier this month.

Hazard picked up an injury while he was on national team duty with the Red Devils of Belgium and he will miss the Shakthar Donetsk game as a result. Reports claimed that he could be fit for the El Clasico clash at the home of Barcelona at the weekend. On his part, Militao sustained an injury while he was on duty for the Brazilian national team.