Belgium Boss Roberto Martinez Provides Positive Injury Update on Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard

?Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that he has ‘no doubts’ that Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard will overcome his ankle injury in time to feature at this summer’s European Championship.

Following his move from Chelsea, Hazard has struggled with injuries, making just 15 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign. 

Most recently, the 29-year-old suffered an ankle fracture during his side’s shock 1-0 defeat to Levante, just one league game after he made his comeback from another injury, which had kept him sidelined since the end of November. 

Eden Hazard

As a result of his latest injury setback, Hazard is expected to fly out to Dallas in the United States on Wednesday before ?undergoing surgery on his fractured ankle on Thursday.

Belgium boss Martinez has now commented on his star man’s injury situation, insisting that he is ‘sure’ Hazard will recover in time to play for the national team at Euro 2020. Speaking at the draw for the UEFA Nations League group stage, he revealed, as quoted by ?Marca: “I have no doubt he’ll be there.

“The recovery deadlines are impossible to determine because you have to see the operation and determine the deadlines from there.

Roberto Martinez

“The first two weeks are important, but knowing Eden and how he’s worked on other small injuries he has had, we are sure that we will have him with us [at Euro 2020]. We’ll see him in ?Real Madrid‘s shirt before the national team’s shirt.”

With ?Hazard due to undergo surgery on Thursday, Martinez further added that the player is calm. To that end, he also explained that although he has suffered yet another injury, Hazard will return with an even greater desire to succeed.

Eden Hazard

“Eden is very calm and very positive. Real Madrid’s medical team are very happy with the idea of having the surgery and from here, we have to go step by step.

“What we have to do is make him come back even stronger and more eager to win more matches with Real Madrid and the national team, which I am sure will be the case.”


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