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Real Madrid: Hazard ruled out of Clásico in Barcelona

Eden Hazard will miss the Clásico and is facing four to six weeks out after Real Madrid updated the Belgian's injury status.

Real Madrid: Hazard's Clásico hopes fading
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Eden Hazard will miss the Clásico at Barcelona after Real Madrid updated his injury status to reveal he has suffered a "microfracture" in his ankle.

Hazard set for four to six weeks out

Having limped out of last week's 2-2 Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain, the 28-year-old was initially expected to be out for about 10 days after Los Blancos released a medical report saying he had suffered an "external bruise".

However, he is now thought to be facing about four to six weeks on the sidelines.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the club said: "Following tests carried out on our player, Eden Hazard, by Real Madrid's medical department, the development of the perimalleolar bruising in his right leg has seen him diagnosed with an incomplete external microfracture in the aforementioned area."

Real Madrid's upcoming fixtures

Date Fixture
07 Dec Real Madrid - Espanyol (LaLiga)
11 Dec Club Brugge - Real Madrid (Champions League)
15 Dec Valencia - Real Madrid (LaLiga)
18 Dec Barcelona - Real Madrid (LaLiga)
22 Dec Real Madrid - Athletic Bilbao (LaLiga)
04 Jan Getafe - Real Madrid (LaLiga)
08 Jan Valencia - Real Madrid (Super Cup)

Out of Clásico, doubtful for Spanish Super Cup

As well as the Clásico on 18 December, Hazard is certain to miss the LaLiga games against Espanyol, Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Getafe.

The former Lille and Chelsea star also looks to be doubtful for the Spanish Super Cup, in which Madrid are to face Valencia in the semi-final on 8 January, ahead of a potential final appearance four days later.