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Eden Hazard Told He 'May Never Play Football Again' If He Undergoes Ankle Operation

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Eden Hazard Told He 'May Never Play Football Again' If He Undergoes Ankle Operation

Eden Hazard has been told he may 'never play football again' if he wants a third ankle operation.

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The Real Madrid winger has been ravaged by injury since arriving from Chelsea in 2019 and is out once again.

He reportedly wants more surgery to end his injury hell but Dr Jose Gonzalez, who works for Atletico Madrid, has warned against it.

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Per The Sun he told Ondacero: "Hazard has to train with the team for up to 10 training sessions. In my experience it is difficult for him to return to playing at his level with Real Madrid this season.

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"If a player returns after a long injury without having hardly trained, the most normal thing is that he is injured again.

"He has anxiety, he wants to show that he is worth and wants to give 100% and he is not there for that."

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Hazard has scored just three La Liga goals since arriving in the Spanish capital and featured in just 25 games.

That time out has been due to 11 different injuries and he could be at risk of missing this summer's European Championships.

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Madrid want Hazard to postpone any potential surgery, but Belgium are keen to have their talisman ready for June.

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The 30-year-old has travelled to London for a second opinion on any possible surgery.

Speaking earlier this week, 'Los Blancos' manager Zinedine Zidane admitted there is a problem with Hazard's fitness.

He said: "They're things that I can't explain. I want to be positive and hope that it's not too much of a problem.

"Something's up, because he was never injured in his entire career (before joining Real) or there were very few injuries. It's something new.

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"I can't really give any more of an explanation. We want to help him and hope he's back as soon as possible.

"We're going to try and figure out why it's happening (the club's injuries), but right now we can't explain it. We've spoken about things like the lack of pre-season, amount of games and the mental aspect."

Hazard's fall from grace is sad to see considering he was a world class player during his time with Chelsea.

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Seven years in England saw him win two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues as well as the FA Cup.

Do you think Eden Hazard will ever find his form at Real Madrid?

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Topics: Eden Hazard, Football, Real Madrid

Daniel Marland
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