Belgium's Hazard has bad toe after first gameBelgium's head coach Marc Wilmots reacts as Belgium's Eden Hazard grimaces in pain after colliding with an Algerian player during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) -- Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard has undergone a precautionary scan on a painful toe in the wake of his team's opening victory over Algeria but should be fully fit for the next Group H game against Russia.
Coach Marc Wilmots said that the scan showed Hazard suffered only a minor contusion on a toe. As a safety precaution, Hazard did not train with his teammates on Wednesday.
Hazard, who came in for some hard tackles against Algeria, provided the vital assist to Dries Mertens that capped a late 2-1 comeback victory. When Russia and South Korea drew 1-1 late Tuesday, it gave Belgium the lead in the group.
Belgium plays Russia at the Maracana in Rio on Sunday.