If you are following Eden Hazard for a long, you must be well aware of the SADDENING decline in his career and the main reason for that is his INJURY. Eden has a Terrible Injury history at Real Madrid which may be the cause of the end of his dream career at Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard Injury History at Real Madrid and Chelsea
We all are well aware of his injuries at Real Madrid which is a tragedy. But don’t get surprised, if you hear the stats of his injury at Chelsea. Well. let’s have a brief look at Hazard’s injury throughout his career in both Chelsea and Real.
Injury Records at Real Madrid
If you are a Real Madrid fan then you might not like Eden’s stats in the club. Hazard’s number of injuries is almost 3 times the number of goals he has since joining Real Madrid. Since June of 2019/20 season, he has just 6 goals and 10 assists in 65 matches in all the competitions. While he already has 14 injuries during his time at Santiago Bernabeu and missed 68 matches, 3 games higher than he has played.
In March of 2022, it was announced that Madrid’s number 7 will be again out for 38 days. The first time he had an injury with the Whites was on August 16, 2019, missing 25 days and 3 goals till September 10, 2019. Most of his injuries are Muscle injuries, hamstring injuries, and Abdominal Influenza.
|S.N||Season||Injury Type||From – To||Games Missed|
|1||2019/20||Hamstring||Aug 16 – Sep 10, 2019||3|
|2||2019/20||Bruised Ankle||Nov 27 – Dec 5, 2019||1|
|3||2019/20||Hairline crack in the foot||Dec 5 – Feb 10, 2019/2020||15|
|4||2019/20||Fissure of the fibula||Feb 23 – May 9, 2020||3|
|5||2019/20||Knock||Jun 29 – Jul 9, 2020||2|
|6||2020/21||Knock||Sep 1 – Sep 28, 2020||2|
|7||2020/21||Muscle Injury||Sep 30 – Oct 27, 2020||6|
|8||2020/21||Muscle Injury||Nov 28 – Dec 28, 2020||8|
|9||2020/21||Muscle Injury||Feb 3 – Mar 12, 2021||7|
|10||2020/21||Muscle Injury||Mar 15 – Apr 22, 2021||8|
|11||2020/21||Knock||May 21 – May 23, 2021||1|
|12||2021/22||Hamstring Injury||Jun 28 – Aug 12, 2021||–|
|13||2021/22||Muscular Problems||Oct 8 – Oct 22, 2021||1|
|14||2021/22||Abdominal Influenza||Nov 19 – Nov 30, 2021||3|
|15||2021/22||Fissure of the fibula||Mar 25 – May 2, 2022||7|
Injury Records at Chelsea
Let me ask you a question, How many times do you think Hazard has had an injury at Chelsea?
Well, to your surprise, Hazard’s number of injuries at his former club is in double digits. He has been having injuries since his early career. But his injuries record at the Blues was almost negligible compared to the performance he put the day in day out for The Blues. And he did not miss many matches like he is doing at Madrid.
The Belgian footballer signed his official contract with Chelsea on June 4, 2012. Since then, he has had 14 injuries altogether in his 7 years at Stamford Bridge while missing just 21 games and 199 days.
The first time, he has an injury at Chelsea was on May 13, 2013, and missed 2 games in 17 days. And the last time, Hazard had an injury at the club was on April 20, 2019, but missed no games.
|SN||Season||Injury||From -To||Games Missed|
|1||2013/14||Hamstring Injury||May 13 – May 30, 2013||2|
|2||2015/16||Minor Knock||Dec 15 – Dec 21, 2015||2|
|3||2015/16||Minor Knock||Jan 4 – Jan 18, 2016||3|
|4||2015/16||Hip Problems||Mar 10 – Apr 21, 2016||5|
|5||2015/16||Abductor Problems||Jun 13 – Jun 13, 2016||–|
|6||2015/16||Knee Problems||Jun 13 – Jun 13, 2016||–|
|7||2015/16||Thumb Injury||Jun 20 – Jun 20, 2016||–|
|8||2015/16||Thigh Problems||Jun 27 – Jun 30, 2016||–|
|9||2016/17||Knock||Dec 12 – Dec 15, 2016||1|
|10||2016/17||Calf Strain||Mar 16 – Marc 30, 2017||1|
|11||2016/17||Ankle Surgery||Jun 5 – Aug 24, 2017||3|
|12||2018/19||Thigh Problems||Oct 21 – Nov 2, 2018||3|
|13||2018/19||Ankle Injury||Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2018||1|
|14||2018/19||Knock||Apr 20 – Apr 21, 2019||–|
Hazard vs Dembele Injury? Who has a worse history?
The former Chelsea midfielder Hazard is not the only one who has been solely affected by Injuries. Barcelona’s winger Ousmane Dembele also has a Shocking record of Injury at his current club.
In his 5 years at the Catalan club, he has been injured 13 times and missed 104 games and 695 days due to Injury only. While Hazard has been injured 14 times missing 68 games and 468 days in just 3 years at Real Madrid.
Similarly, the highest time, Dembele has missed in a single injury was 19 games because of Harmstring injury from February 4 to August 13 of 2020. And Hazard’s longest missed games is 15 games from December of 2019 to February of 2020, because of a Hairline crack in the foot.
Welcoming Hazard: Fans Expectations
Real Madrid welcomed the Belgian footballer in the 2019-20 season in a whooping sum of €100 million. It made him the second most expensive player after Gareth Bale(€101 million, 2013) in the history of Real Madrid.
Both club and the fans had higher expectations from the player considering his stats at Chelsea. He was one of, if not the key player, at Chelsea leading them to 2 Premier League, a FA Cup, 2 Europa League in his 7 years. And moreover, fans expected him to replace the big shoes of Cristiano Ronaldo.
But, all the assumptions of the club and the fans were just in vain as he has not been able to perform at his best. And the fans have been questioning who is at fault. If Hazard is just an above-average player who could not fill the shoes of former forward Cristiano Ronaldo or Real Madrid’s medical team failed to keep him fit and out of injury, or Fans expected more from the BELGIAN WIZARD.
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