Champions League - Modric doubt for Milan clash

Wed, 02 Feb 11:25:00 2011

Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric will be out for around two weeks after having his appendix removed and is a doubt for the Champions League last-16 first leg at Milan on February 15.

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The club confirmed on Wednesday morning that the Croatia international underwent surgery on Tuesday night.

He will also sit out the Premier League game at Blackburn and will be unavailable for Saturday's home clash with Bolton and the following weekend's trip to Sunderland.

Tottenham said in a statement: "Luka Modric has undergone surgery to remove his appendix.

"The Croatia midfielder was diagnosed with acute appendicitis after contacting our medical staff complaining of abdominal discomfort. He is likely to be sidelined for around two weeks."

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