Belgium boss Roberto Martinez knows Real Madrid star Eden Hazard is recovering well.

  • Hazard has endured a difficult start to his career in Spain due to injuries and has scored only one goal in 15 appearances.

  • Hazard went under the knife in March after fracturing his ankle in February, having only just returned weeks earlier following a three-month spell on the sidelines.

Hazard sustained a fracture to his right fibula in February, but had a successful surgery in the United States last month. [Getty]
Hazard sustained a fracture to his right fibula in February, but had a successful surgery in the United States last month. [Getty]

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez says Eden Hazard is 'recovering well' and is 'not far from running again'.


The Los Blancos star went under the knife in March after sustaining a fracture to his right fibula in Los Blancos' 1-0 LaLiga defeat to Levante, having only just returned weeks earlier following a three-month spell on the sidelines. Hazard, who secured a move from Premier League side Chelsea to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer, was set to be out of action for a long time, but the suspension of football amid the COVID-19 crisis has given the 29-year-old a chance to 'return stronger' once the 2019-20 season resumes as 'there are no complications'. "I know he is recovering well. He is not far from running again and there are no complications," former Wigan and Everton boss Martinez told several Belgian media outlets. "Everything went well with the operation, but you also hope that everything goes well in the four to five weeks afterwards without complications, and there were none. "We know he will return stronger. We were also fortunate, of course, to have his surgery take place just before the coronavirus outbreak. "Otherwise he would not be able to travel or be treated outside of Madrid. I have a positive feeling that Eden will be back soon." Hazard has endured a difficult first season in Spain due to injuries and has scored only one goal in 15 appearances.



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