Snapshot: Charlie Adam Lunge Causes Gareth Bale’s Ankle To Bend Like Rubber
By Chris Wright
Sickening stuff- instantly brings to mind the ‘banana leg’ that ended Luc Nilis’ career…
As for Charlie Adam, it certainly looked like there was ‘intent’ on the Blackpool midfielder’s part. The Scot went in overly hard and overly high with a malicious-looking lunge – well above the Welshman’s ankle.
In short, it looks like Bale was lucky to escape without a broken leg/ankle – at least if these photos are anything to go by.
Thankfully, the word on the wire this morning is that Bale has ‘only’ suffered ankle ligament damage, though Harry Redknapp has said that he isn’t holding out much hope that the winger will return before the end of the season.