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The 23-year-old is expected to return for the visit of Manchester City on April 21, with Aaron Lennon and William Gallas also set to miss games against Everton and Basel

Tottenham have confirmed Gareth Bale will return to training within two weeks after the midfielder sprained his ankle ligaments during the club's Europa League clash against Basel on Thursday.

The Welshman left the pitch on a stretcher after his right ankle buckled under an innocuous-looking challenge from David Degen, moments before the end of an enthralling Europa League quarter-final first leg which finished in a 2-2 draw.

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The north London club, who currently lie third in the Premier League table, face a crucial fortnight in their pursuit of Champions League qualification which begins with a fixture against sixth-placed Everton on Sunday.

Bale is expected to miss the match against David Moyes' side, along with the return leg against Basel the following Thursday but the 23-year-old could make his comeback for visit of Premier League champions Manchester City on April 21.

Aaron Lennon who limped out of Spurs' draw against Basel with a knee problem is also expected to return to training within two weeks, along with William Gallas, who was forced off late on in the same match with a calf strain.

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