Leg injury postpones Hazard’s La Liga debut
Real Madrid's Eden Hazard (front) in action against Fenerbahce's Alper Potuk (back) during the Audi Cup third place soccer match between Real Madrid and Fenerbahce Istanbul in Munich, Germany, July 31, 2019. EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK
Madrid, Aug 16 (efe-epa).- Belgian forward Eden Hazard, Real Madrid’s major signing for the upcoming season, is set to be sidelined during his club’s 2019/2020 La Liga opener against Celta de Vigo due to left leg injury, the Spanish club announced on Friday.
“After the tests carried out after training today on our player Eden Hazard by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury to the anterior part of his right thigh,” the club said in a statement.
The club did not reveal how long Hazard is expected to be on the sidelines, but he will miss Saturday’s game, scheduled to be played at Celta Vigo’s Balaidos stadium. EFE-EPA