Belgium and Real Madrid footballer, Eden Hazard ‘may never play football again’, a top doctor in Spain has warned.
According to the doctor, the former Chelsea playmaker’s career could be in doubt if he performs a third operation on his ankle.
It has been a miserable time for Hazard in Spain since moving from Chelsea in 2019.
Hazard, 30, has been plagued by persistent problems with his left ankle and been unable to reproduce the quality football he was known for at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard has been restricted to just 14 appearances this season and the playmaker has failed to provide a single assist.
Real Madrid want Hazard to postpone surgery but Belgium reportedly want him to have it immediately so he can play this summer’s rescheduled Euro 2020.
But Dr Jose Gonzalez, who works for Atletico Madrid, has warned this could result in the end of his career.
Gonzalez told Ondacero: “Hazard has to train with the team for up to 10 training sessions. In my experience it is difficult for him to return to playing at his level with Real Madrid this season.
“If a player returns after a long injury without having hardly trained, the most normal thing is that he is injured again.
“He has anxiety, he wants to show that he is worth and wants to give 100% and he is not there for that.”
“A third operation on Eden Hazard’s ankle is very risky, there could be the possibility that the player would not play football again.’
Hazard has reportedly travelled to London to seek a second opinion on the injury.