Prepare to freak out: Eden Hazard picked up a knock in the Belgium game

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Ok, it's not quite time to panic.  But just in case, please make any necessary preparations to panic should Saturday arrive without a fully healthy Eden Hazard.

"Eden was knocked with virtually his first touch immediately after coming on... His stocking was broken and his ankle was swollen. Such things happen in top-level football."

-Marc Wilmots; source: HLN via 101 Great Goals

Should an angry horde of feral vampiric goats rampage through your house in the next 24-48 hours, Mr. Wilmots, I do not want you to be concerned; such things happen in top-level football.  You too, Mr. Cheick Tioté with your broken targeting computer (ball; not ankle!); you too.  Such things happen.

While Eden thinks he will be ready for Tottenham on Saturday, last time I checked he's not a qualified medical professional.  Not to mention, if the swelling lingers or, once subsided, reveals further injury, Hazard's effectiveness will be, at best, compromised.  And just when he was ready to put his four-match mini slump behind him with that second half showing at Fulham...

Thanks again, FIFA!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker