Real Madrid handed injury boost with Eden Hazard ‘set to be FIT for next month’s Clasico’ after tests showed he only bruised his ankle and not twisted it in draw with Paris Saint-Germain
- Eden Hazard set to be fit for Real Madrid’s clash with Barcelona on December 18
- There were initial fears that he’d miss next month’s Clasico with a twisted ankle
- Hazard limped off during Real’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday
- However, medical reports have shown that Hazard only has a bruised ankle
Eden Hazard is set to be fit for El Clasico with Barcelona after tests showed the Real Madrid star had bruised but not twisted his ankle as first feared.
Hazard was one of Real’s standout performers in their 2-2 Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday but hobbled off after a challenge from Thomas Meunier.
The 28-year-old was substituted midway through the second half and which lead to Zinedine Zidane admitting that he was worried that Hazard had twisted his ankle, throwing his availability for the December 18 spectacle into doubt.
Eden Hazard hobbled off with an ankle injury during Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with PSG
Hazard suffered the injury in the second half following a tackle from PSG’s Thomas Meunier
Real’s concerns were eased by a medical report released by the club on Wednesday, which stated Hazard had a bruised right ankle although it did not say how long he would be sidelined.
Marca claimed the £150million forward was set to miss the trip to Alaves on Saturday but would be back for Real’s following game at home to Espanyol on December 8.
Real are second in La Liga, level with rivals Barcelona on 28 points after 13 games.
Their clash with their fierce rivals at the Camp Nou next month was rescheduled from October 26 over security concerns following political unrest in the Catalan city.
The Belgian received treatment but was unable to continue and replaced by Gareth Bale