Real Madrid had their second day of training ahead of Alaves’ visit to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Friday night, yet Eden Hazard has still been unable to complete a full training session with the rest of his teammates.
Just like on Tuesday, the Belgian took part in a portion of the session and later did gym work to aid his right ankle, the same one in which he has suffered two fractures this season and that was damaged again against Espanyol.
Since then, Hazard has missed Real Madrid’s last two matches (Getafe and Athletic Club), and it seems unlikely that he will face Alaves.
In the gym, Hazard has been working on the elasticity and mobility of the joint in his ankle, which was operated on in Dallas on March 5.
Neither Zinedine Zidane nor the player wants to take risks with a joint that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
At the height of the state of emergency, the 29-year-old was forced to slow down his recovery and rehabilitation process at home.
Despite this, Hazard was able to take part in Los Blancos’ first few games, but a couple of knocks to the ankle during the match against Espanyol forced him to take his foot off the accelerator again.
Apart from that, there was not much to report from the training session, which saw the players do a series of short runs, stretching and power exercises, followed by a series of possession and pressing drills in two groups, and concluded with some shots on goal and small-sided games.
Nacho Fernandez worked alone on the pitch, but he will not feature against Alaves.