When will Eden Hazard return from injury? Latest fitness update on the Real Madrid forward
When will Eden Hazard return from injury? Latest fitness update on the Real Madrid forward who is set for another spell on the sidelines.
- Real Madrid do not know how long it will take Eden Hazard to return from his latest injury, the 10th the Belgian has picked up in his Los Blancos career
- The Belgium international will miss several key games after picking up an ankle injury earlier this week
- Hazard has missed more games due to injury or illness than he has played for Los Blancos since signing for them before the start of last season
Real Madrid aren’t aware how long it will take Eden Hazard to recover from his latest ankle injury that kept him out of action against Atalanta earlier this week, according to ESPN.
Los Blancos had paid close to €100m to Chelsea for his signature in 2019 with the hope that the Belgium international would set La Liga alight with his performances.
Repeated injuries and illnesses mean that almost two-years since his move to Madrid, Hazard has been unable to justify his astronomical transfer fee.
His injury troubles at Los Blancos could be gauged from the fact that the Belgian has suffered more injuries and illnesses during 1 ½ years in Madrid than he did during seven seasons at Chelsea.
The 30-year-old’s recent injury means that he has missed more games for Los Blancos (43) than he has played (35) since signing for them before the start of last season.
Why is Hazard always injured?
ESPN reports that Hazard is of the opinion the several muscular injuries he has sustained over the past few seasons are directly tied to his ankle problem.
The former Chelsea forward reportedly believes that the metal place in his right ankle, inserted during an operation he had last year, is to blame.
However, while the medical staff of Belgium national team believes Hazard needs a surgery to overcome his injury woes, those at the helm of Real Madrid believe otherwise.
Los Blancos have consulted with several specialists before reaching on a conclusion that it is in the player’s best interests to not undergo a surgery.
The club are also reportedly aware that rushing the player back into action might exacerbate his injury troubles, and are therefore willing to wait for as long as it takes Hazard to fully leave his injury woes behind.