Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard, the club announced that their number 7 will be forced to once again miss time after suffering his FIFTH injury since the beginning of the 2019-20 season. The Belgian maestro reportedly fractured his fibula over this weekend against Levante and will thus, at the very least, miss both UCL matches against Manchester City as well as his second El Clasico contest.
Club manager Zinedine Zidane told reporters this weekend that “(The prognosis) doesn’t look good” yet added that there would still be tests needed to fully understand the extent of this latest knock for the former Chelsea legend.
It’s been a season to forget for Real Madrid’s supposed heir apparent to Cristiano Ronaldo. Since making the jump from Stamford Bridge in London to the Bernabeu, Belgium’s greatest export since their waffles has struggled to such a degree that he’s quickly become a fading superstar on the world’s stage. In only 10 league appearances for Los Galacticos, Hazard has only 1 goal and 1 assist, although he does currently sport a 7.5 match rating according to WhoScored.com.
However the main issue for Hazard this season is not his goal or assist total, but it’s understandably his durability. According to Transfermarkt, EH7 has already suffered 4 injuries and has missed a whopping 20 contests, which makes up more than half of his total games with the club. His largest chunk of time on the mend lasted from early December to just two weeks ago after he suffered a hairline fracture in his foot.
Over that span, he missed 16 games including ones against Valencia, Bilbao, Getafe, and Atletico Madrid in the league, Real Sociedad in a Copa del Rey defeat, and Atleti again in the finals of the Supercopa. But above all that, Hazard missed out on his first-ever El Clasico against Barcelona on December 18th.
So, we are going to have to once again count down the days until Hazard will finally take part in his first El Clasico. As of right now, it appears that the world will have to wait until next season for this to happen, that is unless the two giants meet up in the UCL down the line.
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