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Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 17:38
Modric, Bale slight injury worries for Madrid ahead of busy period
By Xinhua
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 17:38 By Xinhua

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric and Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (back) attend a training session at the club's training ground in the outskirts of Madrid on Feb 5, 2019 on the eve of the Copa del Rey semi-final football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid. (GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

MADRID - Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric said he did not suffer a serious injury during his side's 1-1 draw with Wales on Sunday night.

I got a knock on my thigh, which hurts a bit and which is swollen, but I don't think it's serious and I will be OK in a few days

Luka Modric

Modric had to be substituted in the game after a collision in midfield, which has caused concern at Real Madrid ahead of a busy period which sees the club play Mallorca in the Liga Santander at the weekend before a vital Champions League game against Galatasaray and then the first 'Clasico' of the season away to FC Barcelona on October 26th.

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However, the Croatian said he doesn't think he will have any problems.

"I got a knock on my thigh, which hurts a bit and which is swollen, but I don't think it's serious and I will be OK in a few days. It's not very nice, but it shouldn't be long term," he commented.

Welsh forward Gareth Bale is also a slight cause for concern after suffering an attack of cramp in the same game in which he scored his side's goal.

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Bale played on after his attack of cramp, but his long history of injuries means any muscle issue with the forward will always be a worry and both Bale and Modric will undergo tests on Tuesday.

Croatia's Luka Modric leaves the pitch with an injury during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match at The Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Oct 13, 2019. (NIGEL FRENCH / PA VIA AP)

Wales' Gareth Bale looks dejected after the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match at The Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Oct 13, 2019. (NIGEL FRENCH / PA VIA AP)

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