Modric blow for Real Madrid

Real Madrid have confirmed today that they are going to be without Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, for six weeks. Modric had only just returned from his four-month spell on the sidelines in March. 

In the 2nd half of Madrid’s 3-1 win over Malaga on Saturday, the former Spurs man had to be substituted off, with his dignostics being he has strianed his ligements in his right knee. He had gone in to a challenge with Malaga’s Recio, but the Madrid man came out worse off. 

Sunday morning, Modric underwent some tests. However, Real Madrid haven’t confirmed how long Modric has been out for, but reports emerging from the Spanish press is that they are without him for six weeks.

The official club statement read: “Following tests carried out on Luka Modric at the La Moraleja Sanitas Hospital by Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been found to have a strain to the medial collateral ligament of his right knee. His situation will be monitored.”

Real Madrid also had to watch Gareth Bale limp off the Bernabeu pitch, after four minutes of action. It seemed the Wales international had damaged his calf. 

On Wednesday, Carlo Ancelotti’s side are back in Champions League action in their 2nd leg tie vs. Atletico Madrid. The score is 0-0 on aggregate after the two sides clashed at the Calderon. 

Real Madrid have six games left in La Liga, and are only two points adrift of league leaders, Barcelona.

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