Wales boss Ryan Giggs states that star player  Gareth Bale is “50-50” to face Ireland in their UEFA Nations League clash on Tuesday. 

The winger limped off the field in ​Real Madrid’s loss to Deportivo Alaves on Saturday before sitting out of Wales training early in the week.

Having been ruled out of the clash against Spain at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Bale will miss the chance to take on his Real Madrid teammates, but Giggs is still optimistic about his return against Ireland. 

"I’d say he’s 50-50 at the minute for the Ireland game," said Giggs, as quoted by ​Irish Examiner

"He had a scan last week, a couple of weeks ago with Real Madrid. We rescanned it and have done everything we can to get as much information. There was a little bit on both scans — but there’s always something. We’re treating the symptoms but it’s nothing to worry about."

"He won’t be involved against Spain. We don’t want to take any risks and we are monitoring it every day. Playing in Spain he wants to be a part of it but first and foremost, health comes first. We want a fit and raring to go Gareth Bale."

Wales are currently second in Nations League B group four, level on three points with leaders Denmark and above bottom-placed Ireland having played a game more.