Roberto Martínez: “Hazard out of action for at least three months”

Belgium boss Roberto Martínez believes Real Madrid player Eden Hazard will miss the remainder of the season, according to Sport.

The Belgian international suffered a fracture to his right fibula in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Levante and will miss Madrid’s Champions League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday and Sunday’s Clásico with Barcelona. Martínez has been designated by UEFA as ‘technical observer’ for the Champions League tie. He will make a technical report on the game, name the man of the match and is expected to meet Hazard on Wednesday for the last-16 first leg at the Santiago Bernabéu.

“We are all very sad, because this injury will leave him out of action for at least three months. A footballer like Eden should always be on the pitch. We have excellent communication with Real Madrid’s medical team and we are anxious about Eden. It’s a shame because it has also happened before an important game like that of Manchester City.”

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