Eden Hazard: Real Madrid forward may miss rest of season, says Zinedine Zidane

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is unsure whether injured forward Eden Hazard will play again this season. Hazard, 29, who joined Real from Chelsea in June in an initial deal worth £89m, suffered a fractured ankle during his side’s 1-0 La Liga loss to Levante on Saturday.

The Belgian was only playing his second game back after a similar injury. “I don’t know if his season is over, I don’t know but I hope not,” said Zidane. “I don’t know if he will need an operation, it’s not my area. I can see he’s not happy. “It’s important he stays positive but of course it’s difficult. It’s a bad moment, it won’t be easy and he will feel like this for a while.”

Real, who play at home in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Manchester City on Wednesday, are second in La Liga, two points behind leaders Barcelona.

Before moving to Spain, Hazard spent seven years at Chelsea, helping them win the Premier League twice, the Europa League on two occasions and the League Cup once.

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