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Bale picks up hamstring injury in Spurs win

ESPN staff
December 1, 2012
Gareth Bale is expected to be out for 'one or two weeks' © Getty Images

Gareth Bale could be out until Christmas after picking up a hamstring injury during Tottenham's win at Fulham.

The Wales winger hobbled off in the second half of Spurs' 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage after he appeared to overstretch in shooting at goal.

While Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is confident Bale has suffered no long-term damage, the Portuguese admits Bale is likely to be out for a couple of weeks.

Spurs also lost Michael Dawson to a hamstring injury early in the game, but Villas-Boas says his captain will not be sidelined for long.

"Both Bale and Dawson have suffered hamstring muscle injuries," Villas-Boas said."One looks more serious than the other although both are controllable.

"With muscle injuries it's very difficult but it might keep him out for one or two weeks. Dawson a little bit less."

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