Wales coach, Robert Page on Tuesday, announced that Gareth Bale has been ruled out of World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Estonia next month with hamstring tear.
The Welsh captain has not appeared for his country side since the goalless draw against Estonia on September 8 after his injury on his return to Real Madrid.
Bale`s absence could be a blow to Wales’ hopes for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as his country side will play two important matches in October without him.
Wales coach believed that Bale will be fit for two final World Cup qualifiers matches against Belarus and Belgium in November.
“You grade hamstring injuries from one to four and his is nearer the four.
“So it’s quite a significant hamstring tear. We’ve been in close contact with him to see how it’s progressing but this camp has come too soon for him.
“Originally, it might have been progressing into November’s camp, that’s the significance of the injury.
“Thankfully, he’s recovering better than anticipated. We’re pretty certain we’ll have him for November.
“Gareth is a very special player and we know he will be missed.
“But we can’t cry about it. We’ve got to get on with it and look at it in a positive frame of mind,” he said.