No medical report has yet been released by Madrid so his absence so far remains unclear although the reports, led by Marca, suggest that any absence was fitness related.
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Hazard has started in four of Madrid’s last six games, although in none of them has he completed the full 90 minutes and will be keen to avoid any potential injury setback.
The Belgian star’s injury problems since his switch from Chelsea in 2019 have blighted his start to life in the Spanish capital, while he has been unable to refind form at any point across those 18 months.
Hazard netted just one goal across 22 appearances in his debut campaign in Spain, although Madrid ended up winning their first league title in three years.
The star player – who celebrated his 30th birthday last month – has an improved goal return this campaign with three strikes in 13 games to date.