Eden Hazard after surgery with his right leg in a cast
The Chelsea star caught his studs in the turf while training with the Belgian national team yesterday.
Hazard flew back to London today and had an operation which will rule him out until September.
Chelsea released a statement confirming Hazard's three month prognosis.
They said: "Eden Hazard successfully underwent surgery today after sustaining a fracture to his right ankle while training with the Belgian national team.
"He is expected to return to training in approximately three months."
Everything went well with my ankle operation, now I start the road to recovery! I will be stronger. Thank you for your support!! pic.twitter.com/aokirnytkW
— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) June 5, 2017
It means he will miss the start of the Premier League season, which gets underway on August 12, and leave Blues boss Antonio Conte with a major headache.
He wrote: "Everything went well with my ankle operation, now I start the road to recovery!
"I will be stronger. Thank you for your support!!"
Belgium's national team doctor Kris Van Crombrugge, who performed the surgery said he doesn't expect Hazard to suffer any complications in his recovery.
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He told Belgian outlet VTM News: "Hazard suffered a fracture in the bone. Thankfully not in the shin.
"Ligaments can in this kind He quickly cracks, but the scan only showed minimal lesion at the ligaments.
"The damage is really very limited, which means that his rehabilitation will run smoothly. It is one hundred percent right."
He added: "He will recover in about three months. Eden knows this is very realistic. He remains optimistic, even after this trauma. He will return as a top player. In three months he will just perfect."
Chelsea's Eden Hazard suffered the injury while training with Belgian
Hazard's injury may mean a move to Real Madrid is now unlikely.
The 26-year-old had spoken yesterday about how he would be open to a switch to the Bernabeu, with Madrid having won their 12th European Cup on Saturday.
He said: Of course, I would consider it if Madrid made an offer.
“I am keen to win trophies. It would be great to win the Champions League. But Chelsea’s goal is to win the Champions League as well.
“Honestly, I do not know what will happen. I only know that I still have a contract with Chelsea for three seasons and that we just had an amazing campaign. We want to continue on this path and want to build on this in the Champions League.”