Scans reveal Modric woe

November 18, 2014 18:23:10 UK

Real Madrid are coming to terms with the news they will have to do without midfielder Luka Modric for the next three months.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star sustained a thigh injury in the first half of Croatia’s 1-1 draw with Italy in their Euro 2016 qualifier and was forced from the field.

Everyone connected with Los Blancos will have been hoping for just a minor injury to the 29-year-old but scans have revealed a “tear of the left proximal rectus femoris tendon”.

A statement from the Croatian Football Federation read: “The Croatian national team and Real Madrid midfielder will be away from the football pitch for about three months after the injury sustained in the encounter between Italy and Croatia.

“Modric, in the 28th minute of the match at the San Siro, had to ask for a substitution after experiencing pain in the muscle, and MRI scans in Madrid showed that it was a serious injury.”

Real are 1.44 to win La Liga this season, while they can be backed at 4.00 to retain their Champions League title.

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