Eden Hazard Edges Closer To Comeback For Real Madrid After Ankle Injury: Watch

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Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has started working with the ball. He will not be rushed back to the starting line up to ensure his availability for major games.

Written By Minaam Ansari | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard, who has been on the sidelines due to an injury against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), has returned to first-team training. The player has missed many important games including the most anticipated El Clasico. However, a new video of the player has surfaced on social media in which the player is seen training on the field.

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Eden Hazard injury: The player was injured against PSG

PSG defender Thomas Meunier was left devastated after he accidentally injured his Belgian teammate. Real Madrid played PSG on Matchday 5 of the Champions League in which Hazard had to be subbed off in the 67th minute after suffering an ankle injury. 

Eden Hazard injury: The Belgian has returned to Real Madrid training

In the video, Eden Hazard is seen running on the field. He is also working in the indoor facilities at Valdebebas, Real Madrid’s training centre. Hazard has missed a total of 12 games over 60 days. Thankfully for the club, he has now started working with the ball. However, it is reported that Hazard would not be rushed back into action by the club.

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Eden Hazard injury: He is likely to miss out the match against Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is known for his cautious approach while dealing with injured players. He would not risk Hazard due to the fact that the club have some important clashes. It includes playing against Manchester City in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. This also means that Hazard would likely be unavailable against the Madrid derby to be played on February 1, 2020.

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Eden Hazard injury: Zidane spoke on the Belgian's recovery 

In a pre-match conference ahead of the Valladolid clash on Sunday, Zinedine Zidane had stated that he could not yet confirm if Eden Hazard would be included in the matchday squad to face Atletico Madrid. Zidane also asserted that Hazard had just started working with the ball and would be introduced into the starting line up in time.

Eden Hazard injury: He was diagnosed with an external bruise on his right leg

According to Real Madrid's medical report, Eden Hazard was diagnosed with an external bruise on his right leg. Earlier, it was anticipated that the player would be available for manager Zinedine Zidane within 10 days and would play El Clasico. However, it has been two months since Hazard has been out.

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