Hazard has fractured ankle, reportedly expected to miss 2 months

23.2.2020 14:02

Eden Hazard is set for another spell on the sidelines.

Real Madrid announced that the Belgian winger suffered a fractured right ankle during Saturday's surprise loss to Levante, which rules him out of matches against Manchester City and Barcelona over the next week.

The 29-year-old could miss up to two months, club sources told Alex Kirkland and Rodrigo Faez of ESPN.

"Following the tests carried out today on our player, Eden Hazard, by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a fracture to his right distal fibula," read a statement from the club. "His recovery will continue to be assessed."

The big-money summer signing had just returned from a three-month absence after injuring his ankle in November. Saturday's loss, which leaves Real Madrid two points adrift of Barcelona for the top spot in La Liga, was only Hazard's second game back.

The former Chelsea star has made just 10 league appearances during his first year in the Spanish capital, scoring one goal.

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