Gareth Bale stretchered off late in Basel match

The Wales international was taken off with an ankle injury during Tottenham's Europa League quarter-final tie at White Hart Lane, Spurs having recovered to a 2-2 draw
Tottenham star Gareth Bale was stretchered off during Spurs' Europa League tie with FC Basel at White Hart Lane.

The Welsh winger felll heavily on his right ankle following a challenge from David Degen and was taken straight down the tunnel with his head in his hands, in agony.

The north London outfit face crucial clashes with Everton and Manchester City in their quest to finish in the Premier League's top four, either side of the quarter-final second leg against Basel, having drawn 2-2 with the Swiss side on Thursday.

The absence of Bale is sure to be sorely felt by Andre Villas-Boas and his side, with the injury compounding a miserable evening for Spurs, who also lost Aaron Lennon and William Gallas to injury and conceded two away goals.