Real Madrid will face this weekend Leganés with many injuries in the squad. Zidane can’t include in his list players like Pepe because of a hamstring injury, Ramos with a sprained knee, Casemiro has problems in his fibula and Modric in his knee.
We are going to focus in two injuries Real Madrid have since several weeks. These two key players are Modric and Casemiro who are through different processes in these moments.
Real Madrid supporters are missing the Croatian midfielder in the pitch because he hasn’t played since the match Los Blancos played against Espanyol in the 18th of September. Luka Modric was operated the last October 2 of his left knee and he has missed very important Real Madrid matches. It seemed Modric was going to be ok for the derby against Atlético Madrid (19th of November) but the Croatian midfielder might be in Zidane´s list for the match Los Blancos will face tomorrow against Leganés at Santiago Bernabéu. Modric injury has shortened time and may recover sooner than expected.
However, Casemiro´s return is not close. The Brazilian midfielder suffered a cracked fibula on September 18th also in the match against Espanyol and aims to reach in time to face Atlético Madrid. Brazil national team coach, who had previously included Casemiro in the list to play the games of for the World Cup, announced Casemiro’s exclusion because of the current state of his injury.
Real Madrid need the recovery of these two key players as soon as possible. Madric is almost ok but we should wait to see Casemiro on the pitch a few weeks more. With these injuries Zidane had to believe in other players for the midfield. We saw Isco very involved with the team and Kovacic being one of the best players in the last weeks, scoring important goals as the one he performed at Warsaw.