BSP-05 Hazard injured again for Real in Alaves defeat

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Hazard injured again for Real in Alaves defeat

MADRID, Nov 29, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Eden Hazard suffered another
injury setback on Saturday as he was substituted in the first half of
Real Madrid’s defeat by Alaves in La Liga, with what coach Zinedine
Zidane later described as just a “knock”.

The Belgium international, whose first season in Spain was ravaged
by injury, was replaced by Rodrygo in the 28th minute, shortly after
appealing for a penalty.

Hazard appeared to be caught on his left knee by an Alaves defender
as he chased down the rebound after his shot was saved, and was
pictured grimacing moments later.

“Eden, I think and I hope it was just a simple knock. That’s what he
told us. That it’s just a knock, that it’s not muscular,” Zidane said
after the 2-1 loss.

The 29-year-old was limited to just 22 appearances in 2019-20 after
joining Real from Chelsea for 100 million euros ($119.6 million),
scoring just one goal.

He missed the start of this season due to injury and then tested
positive for coronavirus on November 7.

He scored a penalty for his first Champions League goal in a Real
shirt in the club’s 2-0 win at Inter Milan in midweek.

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