By PAT SHEEHAN
The Welsh wonder was carried off in stoppage time of this Europa League draw, having rolled his right ankle.
It is feared the winger could miss the rest of the campaign.
And TV pundit Gareth Southgate warned: “The best scenario he’s looking at is that it’s ankle ligaments and four to six weeks out.”
Bale, 23, had his right leg put in an inflatable cast and held his head in agony as he left the pitch on a stretcher.
But boss Andre Villas-Boas was clinging to the hope that his star man would be back soon.
Bale has blasted 22 goals to fire Spurs’ charge to the Europa League last eight and the Premier League top four.
A lengthy absence would seriously hamper their chances of progressing in Europe and bagging a Champions League spot.
AVB said: “Gareth will definitely play again this season — I am pretty confident of him playing again. The medical staff say he will be OK and there is a possibility that it might only be small damage to his ankle.
“Gareth is in a lot of pain and he will go for an assessment.
“Hopefully he will make it for the Man City game on April 21 but he will be out for the next two games at least.”
Valentin Stocker and Fabian Frei put Basel two up inside 35 minutes.
But Emmanuel Adebayor and Gylfi Sigurdsson secured a draw.
Spurs will now more than likely need to win in Switzerland next Thursday to reach the semi-finals.
And that will be tough — with or without Bale.