Real Madrid Not lost since his ankle injury

Hazard, leaving the field against PSG
Hazard, leaving the field against PSG Pablo García

It’s been 50 days since Eden Hazard injured himself during Real Madrid‘s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on November 26.

The Belgian was forced off with an ankle problem after a challenge on him from Thomas Meunier and hasn’t returned to action since.

After a couple of months of recovery work, Hazard is nearing a return and it remains to be seen how he will respond when he gets back into Zinedine Zidane‘s in-form team.

Hazard has previously spent 30 days out with a thigh injury at the start of the campaign and his absence was a blow for Los Blancos as they struggled for results.

However, after 50 days without him, it seems like Real Madrid have survived Hazard‘s second injury, even lifting the Supercopa de Espana title without him, Karim Benzema or Gareth Bale.

In fact, they haven’t lost in the 16 matches that Hazard has missed, meaning he hasn’t had to rush his return.

Real Madrid had originally said that he’d be out for just three weeks before pictures emerged of him attending the club’s Christmas dinner on crutches.

Almost immediately after, Los Blancos pushed the forward’s return date back and the aim is to get him fit for the Madrid derby on February 1.

The ideal situation is to have Hazard 100 percent match-sharp for the Champions League knockout tie with Manchester City later in February.