Real Madrid’s Luka Modric set to miss rest of La Liga season with knee injury

By: | Updated: April 21, 2015 12:01 PM

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has suffered knee ligament damage and could miss the rest of the La Liga season, the club said on Sunday.

real madrid, Luka Modric, Luka Modric injury, Luka Modric news, Luka Modric fifa 15, real madrid vs malaga, la liga, soccer, soccer news, sportsReal Madrid’s Luka Modric leaves the pitch after an injury during their Spanish First Division soccer match against Malaga at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. (Reuters)

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has suffered knee ligament damage and could miss the rest of the La Liga season, the club said on Sunday.

Modric went off injured during the second half of Real’s 3-1 victory over Malaga on Saturday.

“A sprained medial collateral ligament of his right knee has been diagnosed,” Real said in a statement on their website.

The loss of the Croatian is a major blow for coach Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday with the tie level at 0-0 after the first leg.

Modric is expected to miss six weeks which would rule him out of the final six games of the La Liga campaign with Real trailing leaders Barcelona by two points.

He could be available for the Champions League final on June 6 if Real make it.

Real winger Gareth Bale is also having tests on a calf injury after also going off injured against Malaga.

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