Eden Hazard out of action with ankle injury

The Belgian Football Association confirmed that Hazard fractured his right ankle during a training session in Tubize on Sunday, with the forward expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks.

Eden Hazard will miss Monday’s friendly against the Czech Republic and a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Estonia on Friday   -  Getty Images

 

Belgium international star Eden Hazard has fractured his ankle, the Belgian football federation confirmed late Sunday. The 26-year-old playmaker sustained the injury while training with the national side and will miss Monday's friendly against the Czech Republic and a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Estonia on Friday.

 

Hazard, who helped lift Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, will undergo surgery on Monday and could be out for four months, according to press reports.

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