Madrid confirm Modric and Marcelo injury blows

By Harry West 23 January 2017 780
Madrid confirm Modric and Marcelo injury blows

Luka Modric and Marcelo have sustained respective abductor and hamstring injuries, Real Madrid confirmed on Monday.

The pair were substituted during Saturday's 2-1 LaLiga success at home to Malaga, as the European champions bounced back from successive defeats to Sevilla and Celta Vigo.

But the win came at a cost, with head coach Zinedine Zidane expressing his frustration at seeing the pair added to an injury list that already includes Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Danilo and Fabio Coentrao.

A club statement confirmed Modric had suffered an injury to his right abductor, while Marcelo has a grade II tear in his left hamstring.

Madrid gave no indication of a possible recovery for timescale for either player, although they seem certain to miss the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg at Celta on Wednesday, when Zidane's side will look to overturn a 2-1 deficit.

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