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Eden Hazard has surgery on fractured ankle

Levante UD v Real Madrid CF  - La Liga

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Eden Hazard of Real Madrid looks on during the Liga match between Levante UD and Real Madrid CF at Ciutat de Valencia on February 22, 2020 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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MADRID -- Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard underwent surgery on his right ankle in the United States on Thursday.

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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.

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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.