Eden Hazard comes out of 'Classic' with ankle fracture
Progress of 100 million euros from Real Madrid ($ 110 million) Eden Hazard are you ready to miss the crunch of your team with the league The leaders of Barcelona later this month after being diagnosed with an ankle fracture.
The Belgian striker injured his right ankle in a 2-2 draw last week at home against Paris St Germain after a clash with an international teammate Thomas Meunier , although the club initially said it had suffered bruising.
A statement from Real on Thursday said that after other tests, Hazard had been diagnosed with an incomplete external microfracture, but did not say how long he would be out, adding that his recovery will continue to be evaluated.
Spanish newspaper Marca said Hazard was seen using crutches at Real's team dinner on Wednesday and that a return date had not been set, although he was not expected to appear again this year.
Real also said Thursday that defender Marcelo suffered a calf injury, and the newspaper Marca reported that he is also in danger of missing the 'Classic' in the Camp Nou on December 18, which has been rescheduled for political unrest in Barcelona.
Real are unbeaten in eight games in all competitions and are second in the league on 31 points, level with Barca who are top on goal difference.