Hazard to miss La Liga opener

Eden Hazard’s official debut for Real Madrid has been postponed due to a minor thigh injury. The Belgium international suffered the injury in training yesterday, and is set to be sidelined for a few weeks.

According to an official statement on Real Madrid’s website the medical staff has diagnosed the injury to be a lesion in the recto anterior muscle of the left thigh.

It’s a minor blow for Real Madrid that were hoping to play Hazard in their La Liga opener against Celta Vigo Saturday afternoon. The galatico signing came from Chelsea in a €100m deal this summer, and expectations are huge for the offensive winger.

Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Vinicius, Luka Jovic or Lucas Vazquez will replace Hazard in the starting-11 later today.

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