Look who’s back! Real Madrid handed injury boost as Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are back in training… but Gareth Bale is absent ahead of trip to take on Mallorca
- Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard returned to Real Madrid training
- It represents a major boost to Zinedine Zidane ahead of the trip to face Mallorca
- But Wales ace Gareth Bale was absent from Wednesday’s session in the capital
The Frenchman is preparing for the trip to newly-promoted Mallorca this weekend as Los Blancos look to build on their strong start to the 2019-20 campaign.
But while Hazard and Courtois returned to ease the injury situation, winger Gareth Bale was absent from Wednesday’s session, suggesting another player will join the injury list.
Eden Hazard (right) provided a boost to Real Madrid as he returned to training on Wednesday
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also made his return to ease the club’s mounting injury troubles
Following the international break, Real Madrid are looking to maintain their strong start to the season as they sit top of the table.
As well as Courtois and Hazard, Alphonse Areola, Casemiro and Eder Militao made their comebacks in full training.
All with the hope to win starting spots at the Iberostar Stadium on Saturday night.
German midfielder Toni Kroos and Lucas Vazquez trained separately from Zidane’s main group but MARCA report they are close to returning to full fitness.
But the omission of Bale is of concern after he pulled up with an issue in Wales’ 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia, the game which also saw Luka Modric leave on a stretcher.
The former Ballon d’Or winner is set for an extended spell o the sidelines following a nasty challenge with Wales’ Harry Wilson.
Zinedine Zidane will be delighted to get the Belgian pair back for the trip to face Mallorca