Real Madrid forward, Gareth Bale was caught on Saturday playing with a hole in his socks. It looked awkward to see the most expensive player in the world putting on such pairs of socks, considering that he personally can afford buying new ones, let alone the club.
However, it was revealed that it was designed to help limit his recurring injuries. Bale has huge leg muscles and its not surprising that he has been hit this season with lots of injuries on his thighs.
Bale has missed nearly two months of the season with calf problems and has taken the decision to play with holes in his socks to relive pressure on the injured area.
The 26-year-old returned to action for Real against Celta Vigo on Saturday from the bench and was seen with two large gaps halfway up his white Madrid socks.
Bale has injured his left calf twice and his right calf once and will be hoping his new plan does the trick to keep him fit.
Away from the pitch, Bale wears compression ankle socks to keep the injured area free from any pressure during training.