Hazard limped off in Madrid’s clash with Levante.
Now his national team boss expects him to be sidelined for at least three months.
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has given his verdict on Eden Hazard‘s expected time on the sidelines. “We are very sad because this injury will leave him out of action for at least three months,” Martinez told reporters.
“A footballer like Eden should always be on the pitch. We have excellent communication with Real Madrid’s medical staff and we are anxious about Eden. It’s a shame because it has also happened before an important game like that of Manchester City.”
Hazard came off in the 67th minute against Levante and on Sunday, Real Madrid announced that the winger was diagnosed with a fracture to his right distal fibula. They added that the midfielder’s recovery will continue to be assessed.
This injury comes after he just returned from an ankle fracture that saw him miss nearly three months of action. If Hazard were to really be on the sidelines for thee months, it’s very likely that he will miss the rest of the season. Although, it’s possible to see him return for Madrid’s final La Liga fixtures against Villarreal or Leganes.