In a statement obtained by the BBC, Osian Roberts, assistant coach for Wales, the national team of Bale, reveals that the player still has a long recovery ahead, "We will see, in the next two or three weeks, how Gareth evolves in the rehabilitation. From there, we will decide".
Fulfilled those forecasts, the player from Real Madrid would be lost the derby against Atletico , among other parties. "I hope Bale is fit, but most important is that his injury is healed, because it can fall," says Roberts. Wales are already planning the next friendly match against Northern Ireland on 24 March and, although there is still more than a month ahead, is cautious about the participation of its star. "Soon he has several important games with Real Madrid and is key for us to be in perfect condition for such an important as this summer's tournament. We and the club want the best for Bale, it is important that the injury is healed at all and not relapse too soon. "