Luka Modric joins growing Real Madrid injury listFebruary 23, 2018
Croatian playmaker Luka Modric is the latest player to be a doubt for Real Madrid’s important second leg game against Paris Saint-Germain. Injury problems are starting to mount up for Real Madrid ahead of their clash in the French capital next month.
According to manager Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday, Modric is doubtful due to a hamstring injury. The Head Coach was also unsure of the timescale for how long Modric will be out of action. He said,
“Modric had a setback. He didn’t train with us today and we’re hoping he’ll be back with us shortly. I think it’s only a little problem, I have faith in all the people who work here, in the physios and doctors, hopefully it’s nothing serious and he’ll be back with us soon.”
This comes after the Galacticos have already lost left-back Marcelo and midfielder Toni Kroos to injury. Marcelo went off in Real’s 5-3 win over Real Betis on the weekend. Meanwhile, the German international suffered sprained knee ligaments during the first leg win against PSG. No timeframe has been given for either player, however, there is more of a chance for Kroos to be fit in time for the tie at Parc des Princes.
Addressing the growing injury list, the French head coach said,
“It upsets me to see three or four players out. I don’t like to see injured players. I hope it’s nothing. Let’s see if it’s four or five days, if it’s seven… I hope it’s not serious.
“When niggles creep in, it could be tiredness. It was like this last year and we know that when you win playing every few days you’re more optimistic. That’s what we need now.”
Real Madrid’s next match is at the Bernabeu on Saturday at 4.15pm local time (3.15pm UK time), where Los Blancos will be facing Alaves.