Eden Hazard might well have to undergo surgery again to solve the persistent problems that continue to give his left ankle problems.
The Belgian is suffering, and he is keen to have surgery again to put his recent complications behind him. As things stand, he’s likely to opt for surgery, especially since his latest setback, and anything other than further surgery would come as a surprise decision.
Hazard has never been comfortable since his last operation. He’s consistently suffered with pain in his ankle, and that pain has only worsened in recent weeks.
It’s those ankle problems that are thought to be causing his muscular injuries as well, as they would have been changing the way that he runs and moves in order to avoid discomfort.
A return to the operating room seems the only solution, even if that would see him out for the remainder of the season and even make the European Championship unlikely.
The aim of the surgery would be to amend problems caused by his last operation in March 2020, having fallen injured on November 26, 2019 against Paris Saint-Germain.
A step back
Hazard has suffered another setback at a point of the season when he was hoped to get back into form. Real Madrid are still challenging in LaLiga Santander and in the Champions League, but his psoas injury has come as yet more frustration.
The injury is his 10th since joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2019. He suffered five in his first season, and is now on five for the current campaign as well.
Of 88 possible games, he’s played just 36 – 40.91 percent of those Real Madrid have played.