Real Madrid's Zidane 'can't explain' Hazard's latest injury setback

  • 15-03-2021, 20:00
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    Zinedine Zidane has said he "can't explain" Eden Hazard's latest injury setback but admitted "something is going on" after the forward was ruled out of Real Madrid's Champions League round-of-16 second leg clash with Atalanta.
    Hazard had made yet another return from injury on Saturday, coming off the bench in the 75th minute of Madrid's 2-1 La Liga win over Elche, but missed training on Monday.
    "He won't be in a condition to be with us," Zidane said at a news conference ahead of Tuesday's game. "I can't say more. There are things I can't explain... I hope, because I'm always positive, that it isn't too much."
    "Something is going on. He's a player who had never been injured in his career, or not many times. It's new for him. I can't explain more. We want him to be well, we want to help, and I hope he'll be with us again soon."
    Real Madrid released a statement on Monday confirming that Hazard had sustained "an injury in the right psoas muscle."
    Hazard returned to training last Wednesday after missing the previous six weeks with a thigh problem.