Hit to an ankle in mid-March, to the point that his participation in the Euro may have raised questions, Eden Hazard made his return to Real Madrid collective training on Friday.
Eden Hazard (30 years old) is already back! Touched in the calf in mid-March, the striker had caused a wind of concern among the followers of Real Madrid and the Belgian selection. Some Spanish media evoked a new period of absence until mid-May. The possibility of an operation was even put forward, which would have compromised the chances of the former Chelsea player to participate in the Euro with Belgium.
But, just over two weeks later, Hazard appeared with the squad to take part in collective training this Friday morning on the eve of Eibar’s reception (4:15 p.m., La Liga Matchday 29). His presence for this meeting is not assured but his return to training sends a positive sign on the state of form of the player, who still feels pain from his ankle injury caused by a shock with his compatriot Thomas Meunier in December 2019 in the Champions League.
The player would first have liked by the operation box to remove a titanium plate placed in 2019. At the end of a meeting with the club and the doctors, he would have finally changed his decision in order to opt for a more treatment. conservative and avoid the operation box. He got closer to the Belgian physiotherapist, Lieven Maesschalck, with whom he established a relationship of trust over his physical problems.
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Present for the shock against Liverpool?
Their collaboration seems to bear its first effects. Doubt still hangs over the date of his return to competition while Real are still in the race for the La Liga title and must face Liverpool on Wednesday in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (9 p.m., live on RMC Sport ). Recruited against 100 million euros in 2019 from Chelsea, Hazard has missed more than half of his team’s games (only 36 played in a year and a half). Weakened by his ankle, he has only played 15 minutes in the last nine meetings of the Merengues.