Real Madrid Confirm Eden Hazard Is Sidelined With Another Injury
The Belgian was not included in Zinedine Zidane's squad for the 3-2 win over Real Betis at the weekend and the reason for that omission is now clear.
A medical report was released by Los Blancos on their official website.
Incredibly, Hazard has already spent 213 days out injured during his time as a Real Madrid - missing a total of 32 games since joining from Chelsea in a move costing more than £100 million.
The main injury which has stunted him in the Spanish captail has been his ongoing ankle issues, which have sidelined him for 27 games.
The injury news means Hazard looks set to go a whole year without scoring a club goal. His only strike for Real came against Granada on 5 October 2019 and although he collected a La Liga winners medal last term, he's gone on record to say 2019/20 was his worst ever season.
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"This year, we collectively won this league title, but I have surely had the worst season of my career individually," he told France Info.
"It was a somewhat strange season, with everything that happened. When you play for Real Madrid, you want to win all the titles."
Hazard has been accused of turning up to two pre-seasons overweight and out of shape but on Tuesday Zidane said the former Lille forward hasn't lacked professionalism.
"He is prepared and training well with the team," Zidane said in a press conference prior Hazard's new injury emerging.
"The issue is that he hasn't been able to train much until now, but now he is back training regularly. So, we'll see what happens. What he wants is to play. He had a big problem that caused him issues for a long time, but now it seems like he is fine. The season is very long and he is a professional. What he wants is to be with his teammates and to play."
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