Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has admitted surprise at how the Chelsea medical staff have been treating Eden Hazard after he broke down in training while away on international duty.
Wilmots claimed the 22-year-old pulled up with a recurrence of an old Achilles injury after only a few minutes of the session, then revealed that Chelsea had given the player injections to treat the condition a while back.
This treatment surprised him as he was adamant Hazard was in great condition last month when he turned out for the Red Devils and there was no problem with his achilles at the time.
"Hazard was fit, but after a few minutes during training he was suffering from an old injury to the Achilles tendon," he told Belgian newspaper HLN.
"A few weeks ago he apparently received some injections to treat the injury. I was surprised, because he was fit."
It could be that this was a consequence of Hazard laying so much football over the last year since he joined Chelsea, being almost an ever-present in the team on their way to the Europa League title last season and a third placed Premier League finish.
New Blues boss Jose Mourinho is obviously keen on the £32million man, as he has played nearly every minute of Chelsea's games so far this season.