Real Madrid suffers huge blow as Hazard is ruled out of season opener with thigh injury
Real Madrid suffers huge blow as Hazard is ruled out of season opener with thigh injury
Injury

Real Madrid suffers huge blow as Hazard is ruled out of season opener with thigh injury

Real Madrid fans will have to wait for a little longer to see their marquee signing Eden Hazard make his debut for the club after the Belgian suffered an injury in training on Friday. 

The Belgian suffered a thigh muscle strain, which rules him out of Madrid's season opener away to Celta De Vigo on Saturday. 

Hazard arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu during the current summer transfer window in a deal worth £88m from English side Chelsea and was in line to start the Saturday match. 

A statement on the club's website, however, broke the bad news, with the attacker expected to be on the sidelines for up to three weeks. 

“After the tests carried out after training today by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Eden Hazard has been diagnosed with a lesion in the anterior rectus of the left thigh.”

The 28-year-old's injury is a big blow to coach Zinedine Zidane, who is already missing a number of stars due to injury concerns. 

Winger Marco Asensio is out for long, having suffered a knee injury in the preseason match against Arsenal, with new signing Rodrygo also out for a number of weeks.

Real will meet Real Valladolid and Villarreal after the Vigo match. 

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