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Hazard will NOT undergo surgery—report

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Despite conflicting reports, Hazard will move forward with his normal rehabilitation plan.

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Eden Hazard has lived an injury nightmare since his move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019. The Belgian playmaker was set to be the corner stone of Zidane’s new-look Real Madrid attack, but instead has barely featured for the club. With each injury, Real Madrid fans hopes of an exciting return ends in disappointment.

In a new twist to the injury saga, Hazard was contemplating surgery on his ankle for the second time in less than a year. The Belgian was in talks to remove the metal plate that was placed on his ankle to provide stability after the challenge from Meunir in the match vs PSG in November 2019. The Belgian believed that the plate was causing discomfort and forcing other muscles to compensate thus resulting into other muscle related injuries.

In a report from Melchor Ruiz of Partidazo de Cope radio, both the club and Hazard’s most trusted doctors from London, have advised against the surgery. The Belgian will not go under the knife. There is no problem with the plate in his ankle. Hazard will continue his recovery as normal from the last muscle injury.

This new injury set-back will likely see Hazard out for 4-6 weeks. Zidane and the medical team will be extra cautious with his return and we likely won’t see much of Hazard until the 2021-2022 season.