La Liga: Zidane defends Bale after latest injury set-back

first_imgReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane defended Gareth Bale on Saturday after the Welshman picking up another injury and also said Eden Hazard is close to a return. Bale will miss Madrid’s La Liga game against Real Valladolid on Sunday after he sprained his ankle during Madrid’s Copa del Rey win over Unionistas de Salamanca on Wednesday. Bale had opened the scoring in a 3-1 victory. ‘When he is available, he is fine,’ said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane announcing that Gareth Bale was injured again It is his third injury this season. Bale spent just over a month out before Christmas with calf and thigh problems. He missed Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup triumph in Saudi Arabia through illness earlier this month and the game against Unionistas was his first match back. “When he is available, which is the most important thing, he is fine,” Zidane said in a press conference on Saturday. “The pity is that the other day he hurt his ankle and he is now unavailable. “He is as unhappy about it as anyone, he would like to be with us, to train and play, but it’s a small thing. I hope to see him back with us on Monday.” Bale’s relationship with Zidane has been tense in the past and he came close to leaving Real Madrid last summer, before a move to China fell through. The 30-year-old is not expected to be sold mid-season but a departure could suit everyone in the summer. Asked if he was tired of defending Bale, Zidane said: “The other day he scored. I will always defend my players. They are my players, they train every day, they fight for each other. Read Also: Real Madrid get Hazard boost after two-month absence The Belgian sustained a fracture in his foot in November but has begun light training, meaning he could feature in the derby against Atletico Madrid on February 1. “I cannot say when he will be back but he has started to touch the ball again,” Zidane said. “His progress is good, he no longer feels pain. Starting Monday, he will start working individually with more ballwork.” Hazard missed almost a month at the start of the season with a hamstring strain before injuring his foot on November 26 against Paris Saint-Germain. Real Madrid are unbeaten in 18 games and sit second in La Liga, behind Barcelona on goal difference. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “There is a good dynamic, all the players are desperate to wear the badge of Real Madrid. They all have their own history but I don’t see that as a bad thing. It is true Gareth has had some injuries and you can’t do anything about that. “You can think what you want but when I am with him, what he wants is to be available, to be with the team.” Bale’s recovery could coincide with a return for Hazard, who has also endured an injury-interrupted season since his move from Chelsea last summer. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad Guys10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

What Is That Helicopter In Batesville Doing?

first_imgThe helicopter has been spotted in multiple locations Thursday.BATESVILLE – A helicopter is grabbing the attention of several  Batesville residents and drivers Thursday.The chopper has been spotted hovering over various locations around town including property on around Pocket Road, State Road 229 and Quail Meadows.The helicopter is trimming trees.The sight is certainly drawing interest from several people we, along with local police, have been receiving phone calls from citizens.No word on how long the work will go on.last_img

Sumner Newscow outlines reporting of suicide policy

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — While the definition of what constitutes as news is always a subjective topic, a suicide is especially complicated. Due to the sensitive nature of the story, Sumner Newscow has adopted a set of guidelines when dealing with suicides.In private matters, Sumner Newscow will not report on suicides. Thus if a person dies within his/her home or property and has not harmed any other human being in the process, the incident is considered private and the website will treat it that way.There are a few exceptions.Sumner Newscow will report a suicide in these certain circumstances:•If a second person was harmed or killed in the process.•If the suicide occurred in a public setting where large groups of people can gather.•If the suicide involved a prolonged police standoff.•If the suicide involved a public figure such as a civic leader, politician, etc.•If the suicide is part of a larger news story.last_img read more