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Is Eden Hazard Over His Injuries? Expert Explains Promising Signs

Dr. Raj analyzes Hazard’s scintillating performance vs Czech Republic and what it means for his injury woes

Belgium v Czech Republic -World Cup Qualifier Photo by Angelo Blankespoor/Soccrates/Getty Images

Eden Hazard put on a scintillating performance vs the Czech Republic over the international break’s World Cup qualifiers. Belgium took three points in a convincing 3 - 0 win, with captain Eden Hazard showing flashes of his former Chelsea-self, and reminding fans why Real Madrid broke the bank for him in the first place.

Here’s what Belgian national team manager Roberto Martinez had to say about Hazard’s performance:

“Eden Hazard is back, Hazard is ready to make a big impact in the coming weeks and months. Against Czech I saw Eden’s best performance since Nov 2019.”

Although that may be a bit premature, Hazard did shown some very promising signs and one critical sign in particular. I detailed them in the following video:

Hazard successfully emerging out of his injury / relapse cycle would be a massive boost for the club and for the player who has taken a shellacking in the court of public opinion. Hopefully these promising signs continue to develop in a positive direction.

Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT has a doctorate in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University, and runs his own in-person and online sports medicine and performance business, 3CB Performance, in West LA and Valencia, CA in which he further combines his movement expertise and fitness training. He also works at a hospital — giving him experience with patients in the immediate healthcare setting and neurological patients (post stroke, post brain injury) — and has been practicing for 4 years. Brar is additionally training at UCLA’s mindful awareness research center (MARC), has a background in youth football coaching and analyzes Real Madrid from a medical and skills perspective for Managing Madrid and on his own YouTube Channel. You can follow him on Twitter at @3cbPerformance.

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