Real Madrid are meeting with numerous medical professionals for advice on how to proceed with winger Eden Hazard’s latest injury,
The Belgian missed 83 days of action after fracturing his right fibula, but he managed just two games before aggravating the injury, and it has now been suggested that his season could be over after suffering the same issue again.
As noted by Marca, Real are eager to ensure that Hazard does not suffer another relapse when he eventually returns, so they are regularly speaking with doctors to determine whether or not to operate on the winger.
One of those who will be asked for advice is Dr James Calder, who operated on Hazard when he suffered a similar injury during his time with Chelsea back in 2017.
At the moment, it is believed that the option to send Hazard for surgery is winning. Specialists have suggested that Hazard’s fibula needs to be examined directly to determine whether there is something wrong with it, given this is his third injury in three years.
Several meetings will be held this week, with Hazard invited to attend and give his opinion, and Real are eager to make a decision which will benefit everyone in the long run.
Understandably, Hazard wants to be fit in time to feature at Euro 2020 with Belgium, and club officials are bearing that in mind. Fortunately, it is thought that he will be ready for this summer regardless of which route his recovery takes.
However, he will not be available for Real for several months, meaning his frustrating debut season in Madrid could have come to an abrupt end.
Hazard has managed just 15 appearances for Real this season, registering just one goal and five assists in all competitions, which is certainly not what Los Blancos expected when they parted with an initial €100m to sign him last summer.
In his place, Zinedine Zidane can still call upon the likes of Vinícius Júnior, Lucas Vázquez and Gareth Bale as they look to topple Barcelona and lift another La Liga title.