When is the Nightmare Over?
According to news from the official Real Madrid website, scans have shown that Eden Hazard is suffering from a muscle injury in his right psoas. The Belgium star may miss the rest of the season for Real Madrid and Euro 21 too with his injury hell persisting. Hazard has suffered multiple injuries since his 130 Million Pounds move from Chelsea to Real Madrid. Eden Hazard suffered his eighth Real Madrid injury against Elche at the weekend and according to reports from Daily Mail, He is now considering going under the knife to sort out his injury issues once and for all. The article itself cites a report from Marca.
Hazard was barely 15 minutes into the game against Elche when he had to leave, injured, a recurring theme in the Belgian’s time at Real Madrid. he has missed a total of 47 games for Real Madrid and that is about 57% of the games. In a little over two years, he has missed over double the number of games than he did at Chelsea where he played for eight years.
Hazard according to reports does not feel comfortable at all even after he underwent surgery, with persistent pains in his ankle when he runs. He last had surgery in Dallas in March 2020 after suffering a serious injury the previous November against PSG, and it now appears a year on he could go back under the knife for another treatment. His new friends at Real Madrid feel sorry for him, in his press conference, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane finds it overwhelming and inexplicable. Something is happening. He has never been injured in his career and this is new for him. I cannot explain more. We all want to help him. I hope he will be with us soon” said the French coach.
“Eden has not had luck since he arrived. I am sad for him. He is a top player who can help us a lot. He is sad because he wants to show that he is a star. We have in mind what happens to him. We want to help him. I hope he recovers soon” said teammate Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid is coping without him though. Los Blancos are only six points off Atletico Madrid who have been struggling recently in the title race for La Liga. A place in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League is looking possible as they head into their last-16 second leg against Atalanta tonight with a 1-0 lead. It is a shame to see Hazard’s dream come to this nightmarish situation. He may have arrived Real unfit but he worked hard to shed the weight but the persistent injuries do not let him be. We await to see Hazard at his mesmerizing best again.