Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/5/13
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale's team-mates are hoping the Welshman can make a speedy recovery after he was stretchered off with an ankle injury against Basel. Bale suffered the problem towards the end of Spurs' 2-2 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final against the Swiss side at White Hart Lane and is set to have a scan on his ankle on Friday. His exit prompted concerns that his season could be ended prematurely but manager Andre Villas-Boas has said he is hopeful the problem is not as serious as first feared. Bale has been Tottenham's star player this season, scoring 22 goals in all competitions, and team-mate Mousa Dembele is keeping his fingers crossed the injury will not keep the 23-year-old out for long. "He's a player who's been unbelievably important for us this year and he can be even more important," said the Belgian. "We all hope that he will be fit." Gylfi Sigurdsson, who scored the equaliser for Spurs after Emmanuel Adebayor had pulled them ...
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