Eden Hazard has surgery on fractured ankle

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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.