Report: Injured Eden Hazard to miss El Clasico

Report: Injured Eden Hazard to miss El Clasico

Injury has ruled Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard out of the El Clasico, according to report in Spain.

The El Clasico will be played on December 18, and the Belgium star, who was just finding his rhythm at Real Madrid, is a major doubt due to a fracture in his right ankle.

Hazard sustained the injury in Madrid's 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last month.

According to ESPN, Hazard was expected to be out for just 10 days, but that period may now be longer as the player has now been diagnosed with "an incomplete external microfissure" of his right ankle.

Club sources have told ESPN that Hazard had felt no improvement at the end of last week, and underwent further testing to reveal the source of the continued discomfort.