Eden Hazard’s ankle injury is thought to be very serious, which could prevent him from playing for the rest of the season of La Liga.
Where were the injuries from?
Hazard suffered an ankle fracture in the match Real Madrid lost to Levante 0-1 on February 23. The Belgian midfielder will be absent in matches against Man City in the Champions League and Barca in La Liga. Time former Chelsea star to sit outside to recover can be up to 2 months.
El Mundo Deportivo said Hazard can only return in mid-April. In case of recurrence of the injury or new problems, he has to take longer to play. “It is not ruled out that the 2019/20 season is almost over for Hazard,” said El Mundo Deportivo journalist Manuel Bruna.
After a 0-1 defeat at Levante, coach Zinedine Zidane also admitted Hazard’s injury was quite serious. This is not really what Real wants, because this team is about to enter a period of boiling oil with important matches on both La Liga and Champions League fronts.
Hazard suffered a relapse in the right ankle, a weak point on the feet of the Belgian midfielder. While at Chelsea, the 29-year-old midfielder had surgery and was implanted with a titanium protector on the injured leg.
Since Hazard joined Real, he was well cared for. Zinedine Zidane and the medical team of the club were very careful with Hazard when he had an injury in November 2019. They do not want this player to relapse or experience any further injuries. However, what “Los Blancos” most feared happened at a critical time of the season.
According to Transfermarkt, Hazard has suffered 4 injuries in the 2019/20 season, and is 98 days away from the pitch. Due to the continuous interruption of the game, the former Chelsea star has not been able to explode and shows the value of the money Real has paid to recruit him.
Hazard got injured before the Champions League
Since moving to Real in the summer of 2019, Eden Hazard has been constantly absent from the game due to injury. In the match against Levante in the round of 25 La Liga, the Belgian continued to be injured and had to leave the field early.
Hazard’s contributions to Real are severely limited by various injuries. Since the beginning of the season, Hazard has played 14 matches for the Spanish Royal team, he has contributed only 1 goal and 5 assists, too modest compared to the initial expectations.
Can Hazard keep competing?
Hazard’s injury will certainly make coach Zinedine Zidane worried. Real Madrid has a difficult schedule, affecting the results of the whole season. On 27/2, they will play against Man City in the Champions League knockout round. In La Liga, Real will play the Super Classic match with Barca at the Bernabeu on 2 March.
Since the beginning of the season, Hazard has missed a total of 20 matches because of various injuries. In August 2019, the captain of the Belgium team suffered an injury and missed the start of the season. In the match against PSG in the Champions League group stage in November 2019, Hazard suffered an ankle injury and had to play for nearly 3 months.
In the last two matches, no Real attacking player can score. In the match against Celta Vigo, 2 Real goals were scored by midfielder Toni Kroos and midfielder Sergio Ramos. Recently, Real Madrid played a deadlock and accepted a 0-1 defeat against Levante.
In the context that Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez are not respected, Karim Benzema lost form, while Vinicius, Rodrygo Goes and Luka Jovic are inexperienced, Hazard continues the injury will be no small loss for Real in La Liga.