Hazard's Real Madrid Debut Suffers Delay After Injury Blow
Eden Hazard/File Photo

Real Madrid summer signing Eden Hazard will wait longer to make his competitive debut for his new club after picking up a hamstring injury.

The Blancos are set to open their 2019-20 La Liga campaign away at Celta Vigo on Saturday.

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Hazard, fresh from a €100 million (£88m/$112m) transfer to Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea, would have been hoping to figure prominently in that fixture.

He is, however, set to be restricted to a spectator role after suffering an unfortunate knock.

Real have confirmed that the 28-year-old is facing up to a spell on the sidelines.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “After the tests carried out after training today by the Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Eden Hazard has been diagnosed with a lesion in the anterior rectus of the left thigh.”

It is understood Hazard will be ruled out for between three and four weeks.