Real Madrid suffers Hazard injury blow

Real Madrid suffers Hazard injury blow

Eden Hazard has picked up an untimely hamstring injury, with the Belgian set to see his competitive debut for Real Madrid delayed.

 The Blancos are set to open their 2019-20 La Liga campaign away at Celta Vigo on Saturday. Hazard, fresh from a €100 million (£88m/$112m) transfer to Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea, would have been hoping to figure prominently in that fixture.  
He is, however, set to be restricted to a spectator role after suffering an unfortunate knock. Real have confirmed that the 28-year-old is facing up to a spell on the sidelines. 

 A statement on the club’s official website read: “After the tests carried out after training today by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Eden Hazard has been diagnosed with a lesion in the anterior rectus of the left thigh.” report has learned that Hazard will be ruled out for between three and four weeks.

 If that proves to be the case, then he will be missing for Madrid until after the first international break of the 2019-20 campaign. 

 Before domestic football shuts down, Real are due to take in meetings with Celta, Real Valladolid and Villarreal. 

 A home date with Levante is due to be staged on September 14, with it possible that Hazard could come back into contention for that contest.
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