KEY POINTS

  • Eden Hazard's future with Real Madrid is raising red flags
  • Hazard is out for a month due to a muscle injury
  • Hazard has shown promise, but his durability is becoming a problem

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid has found it tough to remain healthy, a reason why he has seen sparse minutes on the field.

Based on the latest updates on the Belgian football player, he will miss roughly a month of action after suffering a new muscle injury.

According to Marca, Hazard could miss four to six weeks after sustaining a muscle injury to his left thigh after the club’s training session.

This development means Hazard will miss the team’s Saturday date with Huesca as well as Tuesday’s clash with Getafe. But the list of games that Los Blancos are set to play goes beyond that.

After those two matches, Real Madrid is set to compete in the first leg of its UEFA Champions League duel with Atalanta on Feb. 24, as well as the game against Atletico Madrid on Mar. 7, Sky Sports reported.

Hazard’s spate of injuries has been a big problem since the Belgian football player joined Santiago Bernabeu. This season alone, he has missed six weeks due to an ankle injury.

To make things worse, he was also forced to miss two weeks in November after testing positive for COVID-19.

When he returned to action, he lasted only 10 days after suffering a hamstring injury. He was able to play some minutes in January and things seemed to have settled until the recent blow that could have not come at a worse time.

Hazard has started only six times for Real Madrid in La Liga. He has only completed 90 minutes in one league match.

With yet another setback, Hazard’s future with Los Blancos raises a lot of questions. After an equally injury-riddled first season, pundits feel that management wanted to see if the $112 million investment made on the Belgian playmaker was worth it.

Eden Hazard has endured a nightmare first season at Real Madrid but could make amends in the final 11 games. Eden Hazard moved from Chelsea to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 Photo: AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS

Hazard was given a pass last season, and the winger vowed to do better in his second season. Unfortunately, luck has not smiled on the footballer.

From here, Zinedine Zidane may have to find ways to address his on-and-off availability. This could come from someone else on the Los Blancos side or someone available in the free-agent market.