Devils and Real Madrid medical staff disagree over Eden Hazard’s injury
Fifteen short minutes. This is the playing time enjoyed by Eden Hazard, this Saturday, between his last two muscle injuries to date. Injuries which, in all likelihood, are directly related to the plate that was placed in his ankle to solidify it, during an operation undergone on March 5, 2020 in Dallas.
According to the Spanish daily AS, the medical staff of the Devils would like the Brainois to undergo a new operation to remove this plaque while the Real Madrid staff would lean for a new treatment, without operation. The first solution would deprive the Belgian of the land for longer but it would undoubtedly have a better chance of solving his problems in the long term by permanently eliminating his ankle pain and the muscle injuries that result from it. The solution advocated by Real has the advantage that the No. 7 Merengues could be back in about a month. Even if it means undergoing said operation this summer, if the pain persists.
In short, Real want to give themselves a chance to count on the services of the former Chelsea player at the most crucial moment of the season, even if it means sacrificing their Euro in the event of yet another relapse. While Belgium would like to do the opposite: sacrifice his end of the season with the Spanish club in the hope that he can play the Euro free from any pain.
This Wednesday, AS explained that Eden Hazard went to London to receive additional medical advice. The English doctors, who treated him after his first big ankle injury in June 2017, may be able to decide by giving a neutral opinion …
Media pressure does not abate
The least we can write is that the pressure is great on the Red Devil. The specialized site “donbalon” relays the discontent of Florentino Perez following the new injury of his flagship recruit in the summer of 2019. The player’s hygiene is again questioned and his absence this Tuesday evening to support his partners in the The game against Atalanta Bergamo is also singled out, although Zidane has pointed out that he gave his permission to Eden Hazard.
In the television show “El Chiringuito”, Jorge d’Alessandro, a columnist, even called the Belgian “gordi” (translation: the fat), creating a real uproar. The presenter even ended up removing his columnist from the set. Atmosphere …
“A dangerous operation”
Asked by the radio show “El Transistor”, Doctor José Gonzalez Pérez, former head of the medical staff of Atlético Madrid, said for his part that a new ankle operation could prove dangerous: “What Hazard needs is time. At least ten full training sessions before coming back to the game. From my experience, I can tell you that it will be difficult for him to regain his best level this season. . “ And to add that the Belgian needs both psychological and medical follow-up: “He seems anxious and in a hurry to show his worth …”