We now know Eden Hazard is set for another long spell on the sidelines.
Though, this season, he had managed to largely stay fit, with poor form to blame for his lack of appearances this term.
Hazard has played in less than 30% of Real Madrid’s games this season, and he will now miss between four and six weeks due to an operation.
The details of the operation were not clear earlier today, but we now know it is due to Osteoporosis.
The Belgian has a plaque put in to correct a previous injury and Osteoporosis is a semi-common condition where the body rejects the plaque, leading to discomfort in the area.
That is the case for Hazard, and while the operation will be a simple one, with it being a case of unscrewing and removing the plaque, it will keep him sidelined.
It will take time for the bone to heal from the screws that kept the plaque in place, and indeed the stitches used to tidy everything up afterwards.