Modric, the memory of 2015, an injury and an express trip to see the "miracle doctor"



The Croatian flew to Belgrade two weeks ago to be treated with the specialist Kovacevic and shorten his injury

Modric, yesterday with Benzema.
Modric, yesterday with Benzema.OLI SCARFFAFP

still i remember 2015when he injured me before the games against him athletic and the Juventus in Champions. I didn’t want it to happen to me again. In the press room of the etihad stadium, Luka modricvoice of real Madrid in the preview of the semifinals against the Manchester City, He reflected on his physical problems and the importance they have in the fate of the white team. The Croatian missed the decisive stretch of the Champions 2014/15 and Madrid ended up falling in the semifinals against Juventus.

For this reason, when the midfielder he was injured against Girona on April 25Two weeks before the first leg against City, at the Bernabu all the alarms went off. According to Madrid, suffered a tear in the hamstring muscle of the left leg. That is, about three weeks off. Goodbye to the tie against the English.

At that moment, Modric was clear. He had to risk it. That same weekend I traveled to Belgrade and visited the miracle doctorHow do you know the doctor? Marijana Kovacevicwho had treated Novak Djokovic before the last australian open. The Serbian, who had touched the first Grand Slam of the year, had several sessions with Kovacevic and ended up winning the title in Melbourne.

“A Placenta Cream”

Kovacevic has been working with elite athletes since the mid-2000s, and became known thanks to the Liverpoolwhose staff regularly required their services. Use a placenta cream applied with a machine that creates pressure waves. Many players have gone through his clinic and I think it is safe, he explained in 2009. Rafael Bentezcoach of the Anfield team.

According to the doctor’s website, get a regeneration of muscle tissue damaged with manual massage with a roller and original gel composed of different natural substances, through the use of a flow of high-frequency electricity on the damaged tissue, and he emphasizes, before the critical voices about his methods: After therapy, the results of doping tests are negative to the presence of illegal substances in blood and urine.

Kovacevic warns that muscle tissue fully regenerates after seven days and the patient is ready for regular training. The treatment is seen to have worked with Modric, who under supervision of the Madrid medical team he put himself in the hands of the doctor and was available for the final of the Copa del Rey against Osasuna, last Saturday, eleven days after his injury. I have tried to do something different for the advice from friends And I’m back sooner than I thought. The important thing is that I feel good. I wanted to be and here I am, he explained yesterday before the press.

to their 37 yearswhich will be 38 in the month of September, Modric aspires to his sixth European Cup. Arrive at the Etihad after having played 87 minutes in the first leg and a half hour against Getafe. Nothing and no one will take him out of the starting eleven of Carlo Ancelottiin which he has been indisputable during all the playoffs of the last two years. He has not lost a match in the final round of the Champions League since 2018when Zidane reserved him in the round of 16 against him psg after the favorable 3-1 of the first leg. The last time I missed due to injury was in 2015, his cursed year. A knee injury kept him out of the quarterfinal against Atlético and the semifinals against Juve. It has never happened again. With him, Madrid breathes.

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