Hazard, 30, has been limited to just nine LaLiga appearances this season due to injuries and needs time to reset his body.
Hazard is ready to perform against Betis on Saturday
Eden Hazard is expected to return from injury for Real Madrid against Betis on Saturday. Since mid-March, the Belgian star has been out of action when he was replaced by just 15 minutes in the clash with Elche due to another hip problem. Hazard, 30, has been limited to just nine LaLiga appearances this season due to injuries and needs time to reset his body. It was a slow and painstaking process, one of the few opportunities left to help the Belgian star recover. Panic spread after the club released yet another medical report on the attacker, who was diagnosed with “injury to his right psoas muscle” after taking off against Elche last month.
The specialists have focused on the reeducation of Hazard’s body
Hazard thought about having an operation, but that was ruled out because two doctors who had previously worked on his right ankle advised him not to do it. During a period of reflection and with the support of a specialist from the Belgian Football Federation, Hazard remained calm. Since February, the focus has been on the reeducation of his body, and he has been working on his lower torso in the gym. Hazard was fortunate enough to have avoided severe or persistent injuries throughout his career until the Belgian arrived in Madrid from Chelsea in 2019 and had previously been unenthusiastic about training or working in the gym. Although Madrid did not set a date when they expected Hazard to play again, coach Zinedine Zidane hoped he could play in the Champions League quarter-finals against Liverpool.
The winger then hoped to play against Getafe on April 18, but he has learned to pause and analyze his situation and was once again out of the squad. His patience seems to be paying off, and Santiago Bernabeu’s outfit hopes to face Betis in LaLiga on Saturday. If all goes well, he will be in line to meet his former team when Real Madrid host Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.