Hazard set to miss El Clasico with small fracture in ankle
Eden Hazard will miss El Clasico on December 18 after Real Madrid confirmed he has suffered a small fracture in his ankle.
Real Madrid published the official medical report on their website: "following tests carried out on our player, Eden Hazard, by Real Madrid's medical department, the development of the perimalleolar bruising in his right leg has seen him diagnosed with an incomplete external microfracture in the aforementioned area. His recovery will continue to be assessed."
An injury that leaves him totally out of the game against their biggest rival, so Zinedine Zidane must think of an alternative in the line-up in order to get a much-needed win.
While the team had already reported a week ago that he suffered a contusion in his right leg, seeing that Hazard was not evolving the club doctors decided to perform an examination, which has confirmed the existence of a much more serious injury.
The first report had ruled out a serious injury, claiming the Belgian international would recover in about ten days, allowing him to take part in the Clasico. Unfortunately, the much more serious injury means he could away from the pitch for a long while.
It's the second injury for Hazard, who got injured in the Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain. He got injured at the Santiago Bernabeu and had to be replaced by Bale despite having one of his best performances of the season.