By Gabriel Eromosele
Eden Hazard will miss an undisclosed period of football following another injury setback after just few minutes of play on his return to football.
The Belgium international winger suffered the latest muscle injury following a return that lasted just 15 minutes, helping Real Madrid overcome Elche 2-1 at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid.
The club released a statement on the 30-year-old’s latest setback, stating that the former Chelsea man has a muscle injury in his right psoas which is around the hip region.
“Following tests carried out today on our player, Eden Hazard, by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in the right psoas. His recovery will continue to be assessed,” the statement read.
Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, further described his loss of an explanation at the latest injury the former Lille man has to endure during the manager’s press conference on Monday afternoon as the club looks forward to tomorrow’s Uefa Champions League round-of-16 second leg encounter with Atalanta.
“It’s something new. I can’t really give any more of an explanation. Something’s up, because he was never injured in his entire career or there were very few injuries.
“We want to help him and hope he’s back as soon as possible. They’re things that I can’t explain. I want to be positive and hope that it’s not too much of a problem.
“We’re going to try and figure out why it’s happening but right now we can’t explain it,” Zidane quipped.
Eden Hazard has struggled with injuries since joining Real Madrid in 2019 from Chelsea, making only 25 Spanish La Liga appearances till date.