Eden Hazard could miss Chelsea's final game of the season against Sunderland this weekend after having three wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday, report The Express.
The Belgian winger has delayed the operation to avoid missing key games for the Blues this season amidst their chase for the title, and as a result could miss his side's end-of-season celebrations at Stamford Bridge.
This will be the first game that Hazard has missed all season should he not recover in time, with the 24-year-old influential in Chelsea's Premier League triumph, scoring 14 goals and providing eight assists.
And to rub salt into what will be painful wounds for the No.10, Hazard's 'injury' means that he will not be able to collect his Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award in person tonight.
In the grand scheme of things, though, Hazard's potential absence on Sunday will have little relevance given that Chelsea have already secured the title, and that Sunderland have guaranteed safety following their goalless draw against Arsenal last night.
The Black Cats put in one of their better - if not their best - performances this season against the Gunners, who were simply unable to penetrate their defence, and will hope to do the same when they face the champions and finish what has been a rocky season on a high.
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