Eden Hazard has suffered yet another injury setback at Real Madrid, with a muscular problem that could see the him miss up to a month of action including the first El Clasico of the season.
The Belgian captain completed his dream move to Madrid from Chelsea for €100 million (£91m/$117m) last summer, but his first year has been blighted by injuries and fitness issues.
But in that time the trickster has been plagued by weight issues and injury problems.
And his latest knock looks set to rule him out of El Clasico on October 25.
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“Following tests carried out today on our player, Eden Hazard, by Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his right leg,” the club said in a statement. “His recovery will continue to be assessed.”
Hazard is yet to play this season as he recovered from another injury.
The 29-year-old could also miss La Liga fixtures against Levante and Cadiz, along with the UEFA Nations League doubleheader against England and Iceland for Belgium, however Madrid have yet to confirm how long he will be out of action for and he has been called up for his national team’s squad.