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Madrid’s Eden Hazard has surgery on fractured ankle in US

March 5, 2020 GMT
Real Madrid's Eden Hazard, left, and Levante's Jorge Miramon challenge for the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Levante and Real Madrid at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Saturday, Feb.22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Real Madrid's Eden Hazard, left, and Levante's Jorge Miramon challenge for the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Levante and Real Madrid at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Saturday, Feb.22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard underwent surgery on his right ankle in the United States on Thursday.

Madrid said team doctors supervised the operation conducted in Dallas to repair a fracture in his fibula.

“Hazard will now remain under observation until he gets the all clear to begin his rehabilitation process,” the Spanish club said.

Hazard, Madrid’s biggest signing last year, broke his lower right leg in a loss at Levante in the Spanish league on Feb. 22. He was just returning to action after missing nearly three months because of a similar injury.

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