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Modric questionable for Real Madrid’s trip to Mallorca, should be ready for El Clasico

The midfielder was forced to leave the game against Wales and might miss Saturday’s away game.

Wales v Croatia - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric might miss Saturday’s away game against Mallorca after leaving Croatia’s match in Wales with what appeared to be a knock on his right thigh.

“I have a knock on my muscle, it hurts a little and it’s swollen but I think it’s not a big deal and I should be ready in a few days. I don’t think Madrid will publish a medical report, it’s just a small injury which won’t keep me out of the field much time,” said Modric after the game.

Los Blancos will almost surely need to be cautious with Modric’s recovery as they will visit Galatasaray a few days after their game in Mallorca in desperate need of earning their first win of this Champions League season. Furthermore, they will also face Barcelona in a crucial El Clasico the following weekend, so Zidane will need Modric to be 100% ready for those two games.

However, Real Madrid have ran out of depth in the midfield. Both Kroos and Modric are injured and Casemiro will need to escape the match in Mallorca without getting booked if he doesn’t want to miss El Clasico. Fede Valverde, James Rodriguez and Isco appear set to play some minutes in the next few games, especially if Modric does indeed need to miss a match with his knock.

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