Chelsea star Eden Hazard picked up an ankle injury during a training session with Belgium on Sunday at the National Football Centre in Tubize.
Chelsea FC have now confirmed his injury and wrote on its official website: “Eden Hazard successfully underwent surgery today after sustaining a fracture to his right ankle while training with the Belgian national team. He is expected to return to training in approximately three months.”
The 26-year-old flew back to London and was operated on by Belgium’s national team doctor Kris Van Crombrugge.
And Van Crombrugge told Belgian outlet VTM News that Hazard would be back around mid-September, which means he will miss the start of the Premier League season.
He said: “Hazard suffered a fracture in the bone. Thankfully not in the shin.
“Ligaments can in this kind He quickly cracks, but the scan only showed minimal lesion at the ligaments.
“The damage is really very limited, which means that his rehabilitation will run smoothly. It is one hundred percent right.”
He added: “He will recover in about three months. Eden knows this is very realistic. He remains optimistic, even after this trauma. He will return as a top player. In three months he will just perfect.”