• Hazard could return in time to help Real Madrid
  • Hazard recovering well from surgery
  • Hazard calls on everyone to be extra careful of COVID-19

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid underwent surgery to repair a fracture in the fibula of his right foot six weeks ago and it appears the 29-year-old midfielder is responding well. He is reportedly right on schedule and has had no complications following the procedure.

Updates were provided by Hazard's manager Roberto Martinez. He mentioned how Hazard was not far from possibly running again and that no complication occurred after the surgery. Martinez also added that they were fortunate that the surgery took place before the COVID-19 outbreak since it would have posed a problem for them traveling or being treated outside Madrid, Sky Sports reported.

Originally, Hazard was speculated to miss the rest of the season because of the injury. But with the progress he is making plus the lull that football season finds itself in, there is now a high probability that the Belgian footballer could return in time to help Real. Real Madrid is trailing Barcelona by two points and a potential return by Hazard in the final 11 games could make a big difference, NBC Sports reported.

In a previous post, Hazard shared some of his thoughts about his first season with Los Blancos. The left-winger joined the team after paying his former team, Chelsea, $113 million. He said that his first season with Real was bad although he considers it an adaptation season. He vows to show his true potential next season. However, he mentioned that likely with the assumption that he would no longer return this year. But as most know, the coronavirus may have altered all of that.

Hazard is one of many footballers currently in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the time off could work to the Belgian's advantage in healing properly. He seems well on his way to recover and the chances of him being good to go if the season resumes are pretty high.

For now, Hazard calls on everyone to be careful and be more cautious about the coronavirus. He seems to be fully informed about the risks involved with COVID-19 and admits that he too is scared.

"I'm a little scared, like everyone else, but I especially have to be careful not to pass it on to others [if I get it], that is the most delicate thing," he said. "We have to take care of ourselves. I am concerned about weaker people, who have more problems, yes."

Eden Hazard
Despite a poor season at Chelsea, Real Madrid are still thought to be keen on signing Belgium international Eden Hazard. Reuters