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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

'The recovery continues': Chelsea star Eden Hazard steps up rehab on ankle injury

Belgian forward is not expected to be back for the Premier League champions until September.

Eden Hazard was instrumental for Chelsea last season, scoring 16 Premier League goals. Glyn Kirk / AFP
Eden Hazard was instrumental for Chelsea last season, scoring 16 Premier League goals. Glyn Kirk / AFP

In images that are sure to delight Chelsea fans, Eden Hazard has stepped up his recovery from a broken ankle by taking part in his first training session with a football.

Hazard, 26, suffered the injury in June and as a consequence has missed out on Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia.

The Belgian forward has posted a video to his Instagram account as he goes through his paces at Chelsea's Cobham training complex as he bids to get back to fitness.

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Hazard was instrumental to Chelsea's Premier League title triumph last season, scoring 16 goals and creating five assists. He is expected to be back for Chelsea in September and will therefore miss the first few games of the new season.

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