Eden Hazard may not play football again if he undergoes surgery.
The Real Madrid winger has mostly been on the sidelines since his behemoth £150million transfer from Chelsea in June 2019.
He has an injury on his ankle and underwent surgery last March on the same area but the pain still persists and a third surgery could be his only choice.
The 30-year old Belgian international could end his career if he undergoes a third surgery on his ankle according to leading physician Dr Jose Gonzalez.
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“Hazard has to train with the team for up to 10 training sessions,” Gonzalez told Spanish radio station Onda Cero.
“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 per cent 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.”