Luka Modric injury update before Wednesday’s match vs. Granada

Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images) /

Real Madrid center midfielder Luka Modric has been the club’s best player this season, but he may miss the next couple of matches.

On Sunday night at the Ipurua, Luka Modric delivered another masterclass for Real Madrid, running the midfield with his dribbling and finishing brilliantly for Real’s emphatic second in their 3-1 win over Eibar.

However, Modric asked for a substitution in the 71st minute and was seen receiving ice, which led Madridistas to worry that the workhorse midfielder had finally, like many of his teammates in this grueling season, suffered an injury.

According to a report from Santiago Siguero of MARCA, Modric has an overloaded left adductor muscle after all the matches he’s been playing consecutively. And thus, he will not be able to play on Wednesday night at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano when Real Madrid take on a Europa League-level side in Granada.

MARCA’s report states that Modric’s absence is a “precaution”, so it sounds like there is nothing serious for Madrid fans to worry about. His muscle is overloaded due to all the work he’s been putting in, and now Real have to give him the rest that many fans have been asking for.

Luka Modric will be out against Granada and maybe Elche the week after

Modric may also miss the game next week against Elche on Dec. 30, but that remains to be seen. For now, though, we can expect him to be out this Wednesday vs. Granada.

So far this season, Modric has three goals and one assist in all competitions, and all three of his goals have been excellent. He is among the leaders in both La Liga and the Champions League in progressive passing statistics and a number of dribbling statistics.

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The 35-year-old has been one of the world’s best midfielders this season, and many Madridistas would make the case that there hasn’t been anyone better. His performances speak for themselves, and it is telling that he started in all five of Real’s consecutive wins. And yes, it is also telling in the sense that it’s time he received a good bit of rest before 2021.