Injured Hazard to miss Real Madrid's league opener

Real forward Eden Hazard, left, and Roma defender Federico Fazio vie for the ball during a friendly soccer match between Roma and Real Madrid, at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

MADRID — Real Madrid will start the season without Eden Hazard because of an injury.

The Spanish club says Hazard was found to have a left thigh injury after Friday's practice session and will miss the team's Spanish league opener at Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Madrid has not given a timeframe for the player's recovery, saying it "will continue to be assessed."

Spanish media reports say the injury could keep Hazard sidelined for up to a month, potentially keeping him from the team's first four league games.

The former Chelsea playmaker was Real Madrid's top signing in the offseason.

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