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Hazard, Courtois dealing with injuries, but still expected to play for Belgium

Paul Gilham

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots had updates on both Chelsea players in the current Belgium squad today, as both Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are currently dealing with injuries. We all saw Courtois get run over by Alexis Sanchez on Sunday (at least he didn't throw a punch that time), but Hazard's status comes as a bit of a surprise. Here's what Wilmots had to say about his best playmaker:

'His toe looks blue, but there is certainly not a fracture. Hopefully Eden may join the group as soon as possible.'

This injury probably isn't even examination worthy, to be honest. Hazard obviously bleeds blue, so of course his toes are going to look as blue as his blood every time it gets a little chilly outside. Problem solved, who needs a fancy medical degree?

Wilmots also had an update on Thibaut Courtois, who had to be taken out of the Arsenal game with a head injury:

'Thibaut undergoes another examination Tuesday morning,We must of course wait and see what the doctors say, but I expect him to play.'

'I’ve already spoken to Thibaut on Sunday. The collaboration with the medical staff of Chelsea is excellent. An hour after the game, I knew the results of the investigations already. Tests take place on Tuesday in consultation with our doctors. But I get only positive signals.'

'Thibaut even today feels a lot better.'

This is great news for Blues' fans, even though we've quite possibly got the best backup goalkeeper in the history of club football at the moment. Having two world class options is always better than having just one, and it doesn't sound as if Thibaut's participation in our next few contests will be in doubt.

Hopefully Wilmots and his staff take good care of our Belgian stars, and send them back to Chelsea in better condition than they arrived.

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