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Real Madrid have confirmed that Eden Hazard has fractured his fibula during Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat to Levante on Saturday night. The 29-year-old was substituted in the second half after he had been limping for a few minutes on the pitch, which was only his second appearance since returning from a previous ankle injury, which had kept him out of action for almost three months.

After assessing the injury on Sunday morning, a club statement said:

“Following the tests carried out today on our player, Eden Hazard, by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a fracture to his right distal fibula. His recovery will continue to be assessed.”

Although the club were unable to put a time frame on his period of recovery, it is reported and thought that the injury will keep him out for at least two months.

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The Belgian international had just made his return from a similar ankle injury that he suffered against Paris Saint-Germain in November and was named in the starting line-up for the past two LaLiga games.

Real Madrid’s next two games are at home against Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, followed by El Clásico against Barcelona on Sunday.

Since joining Los Blancos from Chelsea last summer, Hazard has endured a stop-start season in Spain. He pulled his hamstring just the day before Real’s opening fixture in August and then broke his foot in November.

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