Zidane hopes for Hazard return this season after latest injury setback.
Eden Hazard will not feature in Real Madrid’s Sunday trip to Athletic Club cause he seems to have a pain in his troublesome right ankle.
The Belgian international underwent surgery on his right ankle in March and used the three month suspension to recover.
“Eden’s having a hard time these days and we don’t want to risk anything, and he’s the first to agree,” Zidane said. “Hopefully, it’s a small thing and we can see him again before the end of the league season.
“He’s been away for three or four days and I hope he’ll get over it quickly. It’s day to day; we don’t know anything more than it’s a strong blow. There are those who know, the doctors and the medics…they are very competent people. It was a blow against Espanyol and it’s a matter of days.”
Hazard made a €100 million move from Chelsea and has been sidelined for the majority of the season playing just 13 league games.
“The Hazard thing is the sort of thing we don’t want to happen, that’s the worst thing for me,” Zidane said. “It’s not just me, there’s a lot of people here to help the player.
“For Eden, it’s his first year and he wants to help the team. And when he can’t do that, he’s not happy.
“I don’t think he’s afraid of injuries; what he wants is to be good enough to play. If he doesn’t look 100 per cent, it’s a problem for him and for everyone, because we love him to the max.
“What I hope is that we’ll soon get out of it.”