The Belgian star is set to miss up to six weeks with another muscular injury, estimated by Marca, as his frustration in the Spanish capital continues.
Hazard has started in four of Madrid’s last six games, although in none of them has he completed the full 90 minutes.
He is now a major doubt for the club’s Champions League tie against Atalanta – with the first leg later this month.
Martinez told Het Laatste Nieuws, in quotes carried by Diario AS: “It has to do with a lot of bad luck, but we have to stop being overwhelmingly negative. I have the feeling that Eden will be fine when he returns from this injury.”
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 re-find form at any point across those 18 months.
Hazard celebrated his 30th birthday last month and whilst his strike rate has improved this campaign – three goals in 13 matches, compared to just one in 22 last season – he has been unable to find a regular run of form with a spell not blighted by injuries.
He is set to star for Belgium in the European Championships this summer and the World Cup next year.