Real Madrid ‘ready to offload Bale for free’ amid transfer uncertainty

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way? Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge“We talk regularly but I am not going to tell you what I tell my players. We know what Gareth Bale can bring. He has to be fit and ready to do that.“There are times when he isn’t named in the squad but I wouldn’t read too much into it.“Everyone has a role and Gareth is a player I will need between now and the end of the season.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bale was linked with a move to the Chinese Super League last summer but the Spanish giants pulled the plug on a big-money move at the last minute.center_img Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up the possibility of allowing Gareth Bale to leave for free this summer – in a desperate bid to get the Welsh superstar off the books.Advertisement The 30-year-old remained put but has suffered another injury-struck season and continues to play a minor role under Zinedine Zidane since the Frenchman returned for his second stint as Madrid boss.Bale did not move away from the Spanish giants in the January window either, despite links with a move back to Tottenham and his agent, Jonathan Barnett, insists that Bale will see out his contract after a move to China was blocked in 2019.But the Bernabeu club are now prepared to let him leave for nothing, according to Spanish daily Marca.Real have seemingly made it clear that they can no longer afford Bale and his high wages, reported to be £15.4million a seasonLast month Real Madrid manager Zidane insisted that there is no bad blood between him and Bale, despite the Welsh star saying that he plans to see out his contract at Santiago Bernabeu.“I have no issue with that, none whatsoever,” Zidane said of Bale seeing out his contract, which runs until the summer of 2022.“He has a contract and he wants to stay here.last_img read more

Kevin Durant’s original injury involved Achilles, sports doctor speculates

first_imgDurant was scheduled to have an MRI Tuesday to reveal more about his condition.The Warriors rallied from a six-point deficit late in Game 5 to cut the Raptors’ NBA Finals lead to 3-2. The Warriors host Game 6 Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. When Kevin Durant hurt his leg May 8 in the Warriors’ playoff series against the Rockets, many feared it was an Achilles injury.Although Golden State quickly announced Durant had suffered a calf strain, some observers wondered if that initial hunch was correct. Count Dr. David Chao among those skeptics. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Chao spent almost two decades as an NFL head team physician for the Chargers. Today he’s best known for his instant analysis on sports injuries for outlets ranging from the NFL Network to SiriusXM Sports. After seeing Durant suffer another leg injury Monday night in Game 5 against the Raptors, Dr. Chao is convinced his initial theory is correct.Durant, who had not played in 32 days since suffering the initial injury, went down in the second quarter Monday and had to be helped off the court. He left the arena on crutches, and the Warriors reportedly fear he suffered a torn Achilles.Dr. Chao said he made his initial diagnosis last month of an Achilles injury after reviewing video and seeing Durant ice his leg down near the Achilles. After reviewing video of Monday’s incident, he said it appears Durant’s calf muscle was so strong it overpowered his Achilles, which he says can be seen rippling in his lower leg in this replay.Pay attention to how #KevinDurant right calf contracts violently. Beleive it or not, the strength of the gasteocnemius muscle contracting so quickly/forcefully is what tears the Achilles tendon.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) June 11, 2019The violent muscle contraction and “ripple” is evidence the muscle overpowered the tendon,” Dr. Chao wrote Tuesday in the San Diego Union-Tribune. “It is like in a game of tug-of-war — if the rope breaks or the other side let’s go, the “winning side” falls down backwards in a heap. In this way, Durant had to have a strong calf muscle to tear his Achilles, which speaks against a calf muscle strain.”The theory here (not fact) is that Durant had some partial injury to his Achilles that the Warriors knew about and treated appropriately with over a month’s rest and made a calculated risk/reward decision that didn’t work out.”Dr. Chao studiously points out he is “in no way being critical of the Warriors or their medical staff.”It’s all a matter of semantics.“’Calf’” is not technically wrong, as they did not say calf muscle and the Achilles can be considered part of the calf/lower leg area,” Dr. Chao wrote. “The team doctors do not give the verbiage to reporters; the team makes that call. “Again, to be clear, I am not saying the doctors misdiagnosed a potential Achilles as a calf. The likelihood is they knew exactly what was going on but that doesn’t get translated to the public.”There would be obvious reasons for the Warriors to avoid using the term “Achilles” for the initial injury. With Durant possibly headed off into free agency this summer, an Achilles injury sounds more ominous than a calf strain.last_img read more

Sanel Jahić back in Željezničar after ten Years!

first_imgThe former national team player of BiH Sanel Jahić signed a two-year contract with the FC Željezničar.Jahić is coming back to Grbavica after ten years. Apart from Željezničar, during his career he played for Sochaux, Las Palmas, Merida, Aris, AEK, APOEL, Karabukspor, St Johnstone, Grasshoppers and Levadiakos. He wore the shirt of the junior and senior national team of BiH.Already by the end of this week Jahić will depart to Slovenia for preparations with the team. The 34-year-old football player will increase competition in the defense of the Blues.(Source: read more

Make that 4 possible Liberal Candidates

first_imgA District 60 school trustee, two Fort St. John City Councilors, and the Mayor of Chetwynd have now all confirmed they’ve entered the race for the provincial Liberal Party nomination, in the Peace River North Constitutency.Linda Sewell, Lori Ackerman, Dan Davies and Evan Saugstad, have filed papers, seeking the grit nomination, in the riding left vacant, folllowing the appointment of former provincial Energy Minister, Richard Neufeld, to the federal senate.The three Fort St. John candidates have all talked to us about what they see as their candidate credentials and objectives… and, here’s part of what they had to say in surname alphabetical order…. [asset|aid=903|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=919b678e3272095990498f3840f9ff1c-Ackerman-Davies-Sewell_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -Responsibility for the Peace River North riding has been temporarily handed to the Peace River South MLA and, new Energy Minister, Blair Lekstom, until the May election.last_img read more