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OFFICIAL: Luka Modric injury report

Real Madrid’s midfield is thin after this injury.

FBL-EURO-2020-QUALIFIER-SVK-CRO Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid published an injury report on midfielder Luka Modric, who apparently picked up his injury during the FIFA break with the Croatian national team.

Following the tests carried out today on our player Luka Modric by Real Madrid’s medical department, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury to the adductor in his right leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed.

This is a standard groin injury for Modric. Groin injuries are extremely tricky for football players, so Modric could need at least three or four weeks to recover from this issue, even more so considering that he’s already 34 years old. It seems that Modric will miss Real’s away games against PSG, Sevilla and Atletico de Madrid.

It won’t be easy for Real Madrid to replace Modric. Fede Valverde is not the same kind of player and Isco Alarcon is still injured. James could play in the midfield but he just recovered from an injury himself and he might not be ready to play heavy minutes just yet, which means that Zidane could be forced to move on from his usual 4-3-3 formation.

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