The 26-year-old sustained the injury in training with the Belgium national team on Sunday, and now the full extent of the damage has been revealed.
A statement on the Premier League champions’ website read: “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.”
Hazard posted a picture of himself in his hospital bed on Twitter, alongside a message which read: “Everything went well with my ankle operation, now I start the road to recovery! I will be stronger. Thank you for your support!!”
The former Lille playmaker, who played a big role in the Blues 2016/17 title success, will miss the first month of the 2017/18 campaign, which starts in less than 10 weeks’ time on August 12.