Gareth Bale undergo medical checks!?

Gareth Bale has returned for the start of pre-season and is raring to go as the Real Madrid stars had medical check-ups on their return to training.

Bale was forced to miss the end of last season with a calf injury and only returned as a substitute in the Champions League Final win over Juventus when he played his part in helping the Spanish giants secure the double.

The Welsh superstar has been maintaining his fitness through the summer and is 100 per cent ready for action once again as he checked in for business with his team-mates for the start of another gruelling pre-season schedule.

Zinedine Zidane’s players spent their first day back in action attending the Sanitas University Hospital La Moraleja to undergo medical check-ups in the Sports Medicine Unit.

Bale seemed happy enough with proceeding as he gave the thumbs up, while Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez and Luka Modric were also checked to ensure they are fully ready for the start of the new season.

There is no rest for the Real Madrid players as they prepare to jet off to Los Angeles on Tuesday for a pre-season tour.

Cristiano Ronaldo was absent from the first day of pre-season as he is allowed extra time off following his participation at the Confederations Cup and it remains to be seen if he will still be at the Bernabeu next season.