Luka Modric: I hope to be back in May

Luka Modric: I hope to be back in May

Luka Modric

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has said he is devastated to be injured again just a month after returning to the side but hopes to make his comeback next month.

The Croatian picked up a knee injury in the win over Malaga at the weekend and on Sunday it was reported that the player will be missing for around six week- effectively ending his season prematurely.

The former Spurs man missed four months of the campaign with a hamstring tear picked up on international duty in November, and his return to the side had seen Madrid enjoy an upturn in form, winning their last four La Liga matches since the defeat to Barcelona in the Clasico last month.

Speaking to Sportske Novosti, the 29-year-old said he knee the problem was serious the moment he collided with Malaga’s Recio. But he said he is determined to recover quickly.

“I felt dizzy the moment I took the knock. It really hurt a lot. I knew it was something serious. I am so sad that I’ve been injured again – and this time at the most important stage of the season. But I have to keep my chin up and work hard again to get fit again,” he said.

And he continued: “I spent four or five months fighting to get back on the pitch and it all looked great. I felt I was getting back to my best but then came more trouble.  But if I keep whining, it will only make things worse, so I’ll keep my head up and go to work. My goal now is to be back before the end of the season. Maybe I can recovery quickly and still play some league matches. I will try my hardest.”

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