Courtois back in training at Real Madrid, Hazard present but not yet ready to play

Thibaut Courtois celebrated his 30th birthday on Wednesday with a return to training. The goalkeeper had been suffering from gastroenteritis for a few days but is better and was able to participate in the collective session held this morning. He received applause from the Madrid locker room before training for his 30th birthday. Last Sunday, against Atletico Madrid, Courtois was rested to allow Andriy Lunin to play his first minutes of the season in La Liga. It remains to be seen whether Ancelotti will start him against Levante on Thursday or whether he will give the Ukrainian goalkeeper a chance.

What is already assured, however, is the absence of Eden Hazard in the group of Real Madrid this Thursday. If the Brainois was present in collective training, the meeting against Levante still comes too early for him according to information from Marca. The Devil had resumed training on Monday after his ankle operation.

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