Modric sidelined with muscle injury

September 13, 2019
Villareal’s Gerard Moreno controls the ball past Real Madrid’s Luka Modric during the Spanish La Liga match between the teams in the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, on September 1, 2019.
Villareal’s Gerard Moreno controls the ball past Real Madrid’s Luka Modric during the Spanish La Liga match between the teams in the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, on September 1, 2019.

MADRID (AP):

Real Madrid say that Luka Modric has a right-leg muscle injury.

According to the club, the abductor injury was diagnosed yesterday. They did not say how long the midfielder will be sidelined.

Madrid host Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday then visit Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Other Madrid players still injured are Marco Asensio and Francisco 'Isco' Alarcon.

HARZARD'S DEBUT

Eden Hazard, the team's biggest offseason signing, is likely to make his competitive debut on Saturday after recovering from a muscle injury he picked up just before the season.

Madrid are coming off two consecutive league draws against Valladolid and Villarreal. They opened with a league win at Celta Vigo.

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