Fears for Eden Hazard as Belgium’s team doctor reveals his injury problems are ‘CHRONIC’ and says he’s in a ‘vicious cycle’ that’s blighted his time at Real Madrid
- Eden Hazard has once again found himself injured at Spanish giants Real Madrid
- The former Chelsea man has endured a nightmare spell since moving to La Liga
- Now Belgium’s team doctor has passed a worrying diagnosis on the 30-year-old
- Hazard’s injuries have been labelled ‘chronic’ and are likely to keep repeating
Belgium’s team doctor has delivered a worrying diagnosis on superstar Eden Hazard, who is once again injured at Real Madrid.
This week Hazard sustained yet another injury – this time in the thigh area – which is set to keep him sidelined for at least six weeks.
Real said in a statement on Wednesday that Hazard had injured a muscle in his left thigh following the day’s training session, which Spanish media said he was unable to complete.
Belgium’s team doctor says Eden Hazard has ‘chronic’ injury problems and is in a ‘vicious cycle’
It is the latest is a string of unfortunate injury setbacks which has marred the Belgian’s career at the Bernabeu since sealing his move from Chelsea in 2019. The fee paid was around £90million with the potential to rise to £130m.
Now, Belgian national team doctor Kristof Sas has said the fitness situation is ‘different’ with Hazard, before going on to highlight the main concerns.
He told Belgian publication Nieuwsblad: ‘We are awaiting the details and knowing more, but it is clear that it is worrisome.
Hazard’s Madrid career has been a lonely existence, with one injury after another piling up
Belgium doctor Kristof Sas revealed the bad news concerning Hazard’s latest injury
‘The injuries at this stage of the season are not worrisome for the Euros, it is even a rest period. But with Eden it is different.
‘It’s another relapse, a chronic situation that always goes wrong in the end . First the ankle, then the muscle injuries. It’s all very unpleasant.
‘Eden is in a vicious circle and it’s not easy to get out of it. It’s disturbing what happens with musculature.
‘A footballer must be able to kick, turn, jump, all at high speed. And, of course, this is more difficult during rehabilitation.
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‘He needs pace and continuity. The situation is not dramatic for us yet but he must urgently get out of that dead end.’
The news is worrying for Real and their fans, large sections of which have already started to doubt whether Hazard will ever reach his elite level status again.
Hazard missed six weeks at the start of the season with an ankle injury and then was forced to miss a further two weeks in November after testing positive for Covid-19.
As terrible luck continued, the Belgian’s return from the virus barely lasted 10 days due to a hamstring injury which saw him forced to wait six weeks for his next Real start, away to Osasuna on January 9.
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