Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's match against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey this week with an injury—but the problem is with his leg rather than slightly higher up, according to his manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Bale was caught nine minutes into the weekend's game at Granada with one of the less pleasant-looking challenges you're ever likely to witness, leading many to suspect that the groin was more damaged than the leg.
He was substituted at half-time in the match.
But Ancelotti has, in a move rarely demanded by players of their coaches, moved to give the all-clear to Bale's testicles. In quotes picked up by the Metro:
He [Bale] doesn’t have a problem with his genitals.
He tried to train but had discomfort in his left leg. We prefer that he recovers and he will not play tomorrow.
So now you know. Everyone knows.