By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Real Madrid has been hit by a major blow ahead of La Liga’s opening as star forward striker, Eden Hazard reportedly picked up a thigh injury in training at the weekend.
As Los Blancos also known as Real Madrid is set to begin its 2019-20 league campaign away in Celta Vigo this upcoming Saturday. However, the Belgium international, Hazard was being assessed if he is suitable to play in the game. It has been announced that hazard has a “muscular injury to the anterior part of his right thigh.”
It is being estimated that the 28 year-old player could miss up to five fixtures depending on the severity of his situation at the moment. It is a big blow for the player so early in his Real career, particularly given the fact that Hazard had an excellent fitness record at Chelsea, his previous club. It is on record that he never missed more than seven league games in a campaign.
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The former Lille star is one of Real’s most potent attacking threats. He moved to the Santiago Bernabeu in June for a fee that could be worth up to £150 million after an impressive final season with Chelsea.
Los Blancos has the depth to cover for him, with the likes of Luka Jovic, Karim Benzema, Isco and Vinicius Junior in the squad. But Real should be a better team when Hazard is playing, so his return will be eagerly anticipated. This development has sparked mixed reactions from football fans on social media, especially on the Twitter.
Read some reactions:
In contrast… He spent just 154 days – of his whole 7 year career at Chelsea – out with injury.
Looking like the Blues did very well to get £100m for him! https://t.co/zihQ14mO6FootyAcums
Such a shame. He was immense at Chelsea. As a non-Chelsea fan he was always a pleasure to [email protected]
total flop?? cos he’s been ravaged by injuries?? the little streak of playing time he got while fit, he was unplayable for that period between October and late November. Being injured doesnt equate being a [email protected]
Eden Hazard has now become Real Madrids version of Barcelona’s Ousamane Dembele both signed for an overpriced fee to be injured for the majority of the [email protected]_712
Muscle injuries seem to be the worst for pacy players owen and torres weere never the same after [email protected]
Hazard turning into Bale, pretty soon he is gonna start playing golf… https://t.co/[email protected]
Biggest lesson to all that feels jumping around is bae…. no come near chelsea oh [email protected]_okosun And when he’s back, he’s gonna test positive for covid-19.
Hazard just tries his best to avoid playing with the number 7 [email protected]
Eden Hazard, who was about to make his return this weekend, is injured again – out for up to a month. It’s awful to watch how Eden’s dream move has become such a disaster.
He missed 15 games through injury in 7 years at Chelsea, he’s now missed 29 games in 1 year at Madrid. https://t.co/[email protected]
Eden Hazard has played 687 games in his career. He’s missed 66 games due to injury (9%). Since he joined Real he has missed 32 games (5 muscle injury, 27 due to ankle issues).
His career: 11 (minor) muscle injuries, 1 broken ankle, 2 hairline fractures in ankle.on in 🇪🇸. https://t.co/[email protected]