Ronaldo was unable to continue playing after he was left with a bloodied face by the boot of Deportivo defender Fabian Schar as he struck his second goal, which took him level with Bale as Real's top scorer in the league with six strikes.
Real went on to win the game 7-1.
However, the home side reacted immediately and by half-time were 2-1 up thanks to Nacho's neat first-time strike and a superb curling effort from Bale.
Bale scored his second just before the hour, heading home a Toni Kroos corner.
"But we got the equaliser and I'm delighted with what we did in the rest of the game".
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Madrid remain 19 points behind leaders Barcelona and lie fourth in LaLiga, meaning a third European title in succession represents a far more realistic prospect of silverware. "It's not every day you get seven goals at the Bernabéu so we're thrilled with that today".
After a goalless first period, Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring on 59 minutes, converting a sublime pass from Suarez.
Earlier, Joseba Zaldua scored a last-minute equaliser as Leganes came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Alaves. "We haven't seen them performing together all that many times this season but when they do play they inject real energy into the rest of the players". I am happy for what they all did.
"I don't know if much changed apart from the scoreline and that's the biggest difference".
CRISTIANO RONALDO has been told by Florentino Perez that there is no money available for a wage increase, according to reports in Spain.
Ronaldo recently expressed his desire to return to Manchester United from his club Real Madrid.