Hazard undergoes ‘successful’ surgery on broken foot

MADRID (AFP) – Real Madrid star and Belgian international Eden Hazard has undergone successful surgery on his broken right foot, the Spanish La Liga leaders said on Thursday.

“Eden Hazard has successfully undergone surgery today in Dallas on a fracture in the fibula of his right foot,” Real said. “The operation was supervised by Real Madrid Medical Services. Hazard will now remain under observation until he gets the all clear to being his rehabilitation process.”

Hazard came off during Madrid’s defeat by Levante on February 23 after making only his second start following almost three months out with a fracture in the same foot.

He joined Madrid for EUR100 million from Chelsea last summer but has endured a nightmare first year in Spain. He sustained a thigh injury in training the day before the start of the season and after coming back last September, took time to regain form and fitness.