Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard reportedly didn’t break his ankle during his side’s 2 all UEFA Champions League draw against Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. However, more tests will be carried out to ascertain the severity of the knock.
This was made known by HLN’s Kristof Terreur who revealed that additional tests are needed but a fracture has been ruled out. Meanwhile, Marca’s Pablo Polo disclosed that the Belgian was on crutches when he arrived at the hospital.
Hazard was forced off the pitch after a tackle by fellow Belgian Thomas Meunier. After the game, Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane revealed that the forward had suffered a sprained ankle according to a report from Football Espana.
“There is a little worry over Hazard at full-time. He was in pain at full-time, and we think it is more than an impact injury. It is a sprained ankle, but hopefully not a severe sprain. We will know more in the coming days.”
Eden Hazard had been impressing before the knock. He left the pitch when the Los Blancos were leading 1 nil through a goal by Karim Benzema. The Frenchman also added a second on the night although his efforts were canceled out by goals from Kylian Mbappe and Pablo Sarabia.
Eden Hazard's game by numbers vs. PSG:
91% pass accuracy
4 chances created
4 take-ons completed
2 fouls won
He was looking sharp until that injury. 😞 pic.twitter.com/9b7fmPQ6xM
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 26, 2019
The former Chelsea man has needed time to settle at Real Madrid and recently said in a chat with L’Equipe that he didn’t arrive at the Bernabeu in the best shape.
According to Football Espana, Hazard could miss the La Liga games against Deportivo Alaves and Espanyol and possibly the last UCL group stage encounter away to Club Brugge.
Hopefully, he returns to full fitness before the tricky visits to Valencia and Barcelona for the El Clasico which has been scheduled for December 18.