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Second FIFA Virus Injury for Real Madrid, Critical Loss in the Midfield

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Only halfway through the international break, Real Madrid sit back as another member of their squad gets injured. This time, Luka Modrić will be out for the Levante game next Saturday. The Croatian midfielder was taken out during halftime just as a precaution, but it seems that things got more complicated. This is the second injury caused by the FIFA virus following Karim Benzema’s.

While the injury seems to be minor, there’s still a chance he could miss the Champions League clash against PSG.

Rafa Benítez is lucky to have a bit of squad depth, as Casemiro and Kovačić have been featuring constantly, with great results. Modrić has had some misfortune in previous seasons, as he was suffering from physical problems with an alarming consistency.

The coach was already scratching his head thinking about the best way to shape the lineup without his #9. Now, he will have to deal with one of his top performers and the standout man in the midfield this season. Toni Kroos has been having an intermittent term, with good moments and inexplicable mistakes from time to time. Because of this, Luka was becoming the heart of the team and creates a problem by not being available.