Chelsea star Hazard training with Belgium despite 'blue toe' injury

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Eden Hazard seems to be fine for international duty despite concerns over a toe injury.

After his recent performance against Arsenal in the Premier League there is little doubt that Belgian fans will be hoping Eden Hazard is in top form for his country during the international break.

Hazard was superb for The Blues as they overcame London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, winning and then dispatching a penalty in the first-half of the game - before giving Calum Chambers a torrid time down the left-hand side.

But Belgium were concerned he might not be available for their upcoming games with Andorra and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Manager Marc Wilmots confirmed that Hazard has reported for international duty with a toe injury sustained whilst playing for Chelsea on Sunday.

He told Belgian media:

"His toe looks blue, but there is certainly not a fracture. Hopefully Eden may join the group as soon as possible."

Chelsea fans would have immediately been concerned that their star may exacerbate the problem whilst on international duty with Belgium.

But Wimots and the Belgian national team staff have a good relationship with Chelsea. The two are currently liaising in the condition of Thibaut Courtois - who seems to have the all-clear after suffering concussion at the weekend.

So concerns should be kept to a minimum, especially as Hazard has joined in training with Belgium today.

Journalist Kristoff Terreur confirmed that Hazard was taking part in the session despite his blue toe on his official Twitter account earlier today:

The injury can therefore not be too serious, as the shroud of international duty envelopes Premier League footballers - leaving managers and fans equally concerned.

But in Hazard's case, it would appear that Chelsea have nothing to worry about.

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