Tottenham have turned to blood spinning to hasten Gareth Bale's injury recovery.

The Daily Mail says Spurs are putting their faith in the once controversial blood-spinning technique to speed up Bale's recovery from an ankle injury.

Bale's season looked to be over last Thursday after the Welshman sustained a serious looking ankle injury in Spurs' 2-2 draw against Basle.

But after a scan on Friday, it emerged that Bale would only miss two games - Sunday's 2-2 draw against Everton and the Europa League quarter-final second leg clash in Switzerland on Thursday night.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas is understandably keen to have Bale fit again as quickly as possible and club doctors will use the blood-spinning method to aid his recovery from injury as Tottenham look to get their star man back on the field for the visit of Manchester City on April 21.