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Meunier devastated to injure Belgium team-mate Eden Hazard and claims he is unable to reach Real Madrid ace to say sorry

THOMAS MEUNIER was left devastated after accidentally injuring Belgium team-mate Eden Hazard during their Champions League clash on Tuesday night.

The Real Madrid star was forced off in the 70th minute following a collision with the Paris Saint-Germain right-back in their 2-2 draw.

Hazard, 28, now faces an anxious wait to see whether he will be fit for the El Clasico on December 18.

Meunier admits he has tried to contact the ex-Chelsea star to apologise but has been unable to get in touch.

Speaking to French publication La Derniere Heure, he said: "I am honestly sad.

"I tried to contact him directly after the match, but I couldn’t reach him.

"Aside from that, I saw two or three of his team-mates who said that he had taken quite a hit. I cross my fingers that it is not too bad.

"If there is one player who I really don’t want to injure, it’s Eden.”

Real Madrid confirmed that the injury isn't as bad as first feared and he suffered just bruising to his right leg.

They released the statement: "After the tests carried out today on our player Eden Hazard by the Real Madrid medical services, he has been diagnosed with an external bruise on his right leg.

"His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Hazard struggled at the start of the season after missing the opening three matches with a hamstring issue.

But is starting to rediscover his best form that saw Real fork out £130million for his signature in the summer.

Hazard has scored just once and assisted one in eight La Liga appearances.

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