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Luka Modric

Midfielder     Real Madrid  La Liga


Croatia

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Thigh    EST. RETURN:  3/22/2015

Nationality:  Croatia    

February 21, 2015    Luka Modric News

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said Friday that he is expecting Modric (thigh) to be available for El Clasico on March 22, but it hopeful he can return before then.

Modric has been sidelined since suffering the injury while on international duty in mid-November. He is scheduled to return to full training next week, a big positive development, though he's still a ways away from regaining match fitness.

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Luka Modric: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 18, 2014

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After initial thoughts that he may just be out a month, Modric will be sidelined for three to four months with a torn thigh muscle, ESPN FC reports.

Every manager's nightmare when his players leave on International duty, Modric tore a thigh muscle for Croatia in their Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy. Isco and Sami Khedira will surely see more time now with Modric sidelined.

November 17, 2014

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Modric could be sidelined for up to five weeks after picking up a knock in Croatia's match against Italy on Saturday, Football Espana reports.

Modric will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, but the injury certainly isn't good news for Real Madrid, who could be without their midfielder until the holiday break.

October 19, 2014

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Modric picked up a knock and had to be subbed off in the 79th minute in favor of Alvaro Medran.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti did not give any further details regarding the injury after the match, but Modric is considered an injury doubt for Wednesday's Champions League match against Liverpool at Anfield.

October 7, 2014

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Modric picked up an assist and took one shot during Real Madrid's 5-0 rout of Athletic Club on Sunday.

Modric has scored a goal and assisted on another in his last two league games, a solid output for a player who tends to play a little more defensively. He's been able to creep up a little more this season thanks to Toni Kroos, although he's still unlikely to be a double-digit goal scorer like so many of his teammates. That being said, he could fall into double-digit assists passing to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, and James Rodriguez, among others.

September 29, 2014

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Modric scored his first goal of the season in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Villarreal on Saturday.

Modric is a vital piece for Real Madrid, but his fantasy value is a bit limited given his role. While he'll likely fall into a few assists with the incredible weapons around him, he's likely not headed for double-digit goals this season.

September 16, 2014

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Modric set up Gareth Bale's 30th minute goal during Real Madrid's 5-1 Champions League victory over FC Basel on Tuesday.

Modric doesn't get involved in the attack as much, but he does now have two assists in his last three club appearances. With so many goal scorers on the pitch with him, he should certainly fall into a fair number of assists this season despite playing a more holding role.

September 1, 2014

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Modric set up Gareth Bale's 11th minute goal during Real Madrid's 4-2 loss to Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Modric plays primarily as a holding midfielder, so he doesn't produce a ton a lot of goals, although he has been able to grab a few assists here and there, especially since he's surrounding by such incredible talent all over the pitch.