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Hazard injury woes return as Belgian hobbles out of LaLiga clash

Eden Hazard has yet to live up to expectations at Real Madrid due to a string of injuries, suffering a fresh blow against Deportivo Alaves.

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Hazard injury woes return as Real Madrid star hobbles out of LaLiga clash

Eden Hazard suffered fresh injury woe as the Real Madrid winger hobbled out of Saturday’s game against Deportivo Alaves. 

The Belgium international has been blighted by ankle and leg problems since joining Zinedine Zidane's Spanish giants from Chelsea 18 months ago. 

It was not immediately clear what his latest problem was, with Hazard able to walk off the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium pitch, albeit in obvious discomfort, to be replaced by Rodrygo after 28 minutes of the game. 

Hazard had gone down in the Alaves penalty area moments earlier, although it was ruled that no foul was committed. 

He was seen to grimace, stooping over after getting back to his feet and appearing to be in pain. 

It was just Hazard's third LaLiga appearance of the season, after previous outings against Villarreal and Huesca. 

Last season he started just 14 games in the Spanish top flight, playing just a minor role as Madrid won the LaLiga title in his first season at the club.

Zidane's men slipped up and fell to their second home defeat of the season with a 1-2 loss to the side from the Basque capital.