(Madrid) Croatian international midfielder Luka Modric is suffering from a muscle injury in his left thigh, Real Madrid announced on Friday, and should be out of action for around ten days according to the Spanish specialist press.

“After the examinations passed by our player Luka Modric, […] a lesion on the posterior side of the left thigh was detected”, said Real in a press release released Friday noon, without specifying the duration of his player’s absence. .

Modric, 37, was replaced by Aurélien Tchouaméni in the 63rd minute of the match against Girona on Tuesday, which the Whites lost 4-2. On the bench, he applied ice to his left thigh until the final whistle.

According to the Madrid sports press, the Croatian midfielder, vice-world champion 2018, will be unavailable against Almeria on Saturday and for the trip to Real Sociedad on Tuesday.

He will also be a doubt for the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna on May 6 in Seville, and for the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City on May 9 at the Santiago-Bernabéu.

“We are waiting to see how his injury will evolve. It is not known if he will be back for the Copa final. This injury affects us, I hope he can heal quickly so that we have him available for important matches, “reacted Carlo Ancelotti in a post-match press conference after the defeat in Girona on Tuesday. evening.