Eden Hazard, Belgian midfielder for Real Madrid, underwent a successful operation this Tuesday afternoon at the Sanitas La Zarzuela University Hospital, where the osteosynthesis plate he had on his right fibula was removed and he will be out for an estimated time between one month and 45 days.
“Our player Eden Hazard has been successfully operated on today at the Sanitas La Zarzuela University Hospital for the removal of an osteosynthesis plate on his right fibula,” Real Madrid said in a statement.
“The operation has been carried out by Dr. José Palacios under the supervision of the Real Madrid Medical Services. Hazard is now at home to start his recovery,” adds the medical report released by the club.
Hazard will remain at home for the next 48 hours of rest, before starting a new recovery process at the Real Madrid sports city. Dr. Palacios removed the plate that was placed in 2020 on the damaged fibula on November 26, 2019 due to a hard tackle by his compatriot Thomas Meunier in a duel against PSG.
After first opting for a conservative treatment, he ended up undergoing surgery after a relapse at Ciudad de Valencia and now the plate that has made him play with discomfort and insecurities during this entire period has been removed.
The intervention, according to Efe sources from the club, lasted half an hour and a minimum time off for a month is estimated, so it will be difficult for Hazard to reappear in the remainder of the season.
The player “is very excited”, say people who accompanied him in the intervention and “eager to return as soon as possible”. Hazard is convinced that with this intervention the nightmare he has been through is over and that it is the beginning of a new stage in his career.
The president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, went to the hospital room to visit Hazard, to show him all his support. A gesture that the footballer thanked for the closeness and affection received at a difficult time.