Eden Hazard has failed to recover from his injury woes ahead of Real Madrid's trip to Saudi Arabia for the Supercopa de
"Hazard is ruled out of the Supercopa, I hope he's back just afterwards," Zidane explained at his pre-match press conference, as reported by Marca.
Hazard initially struggled in Spain following his big-money move from Chelsea over the summer, but the ex-Lille star had begun to find his feet for los Blancos before his injury woes.
The 28-year-old has only managed eight league appearances for Zidane's side, and he has not made an appearance of any sort since in almost six weeks.
Madrid are currently joint-top of La Liga with rivals Barcelona, after picking up a routine 3-0 win over Getafe on Saturday afternoon. An own goal by David Soria, and strikes from Raphael Varane and Luka Madrid earned all three points for the visitors, who ended the evening level with
Los Merengues take on Valencia in the Spanish Supercup on Wednesday evening, as the tournament takes on a new money-spinning format in Saudi Arabia.