Madrid confirm thigh muscle injury for Hazard

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Real Madrid confirmed on Monday that Eden Hazard faces another spell on the sidelines after sustaining an injury to his right thigh in the weekend loss to Deportivo Alaves.

The Belgium international was substituted after 28 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Alaves as Madrid suffered their third defeat in La Liga this season.

In a statement, Madrid said that Hazard had been diagnosed with an injury to his right quadriceps and that his “recovery will continue to be assessed”.

Madrid did not provide a timeline for Hazard’s return, but according to multiple reports he could be ruled out for at least two weeks.

The Spanish giants coach Zinedine Zidane had initially suggested it was just a “simple knock” based on the feedback at the time from Hazard.

The 29-year-old has featured in just 28 of 65 matches for Madrid since joining from Chelsea last year for 100 million euros ($119.6 million).

He missed the start of this season due to injury and then tested positive for coronavirus on November 7.

Madrid face Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine in the Champions League on Tuesday knowing victory will clinch a place in the last 16 of the competition.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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