Bale returns for Madrid's match against Celta

The Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- Gareth Bale has recovered from a left leg injury and is available for Real Madrid for Monday's Spanish league home game against Celta Vigo.

Bale missed Madrid's last league match at Valencia before the two-week winter break. He also was left off the roster for an exhibition earlier this week against Paris Saint-Germain.

Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says Bale is healthy but that he has yet to decide whether the Wales winger will play or rest until he is in ''optimum condition.''

Madrid is in third place in the league behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

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