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Luka looking forward

Posted on 3 September 2009  - 12:00

Luka Modric is taking a positive stance as he starts the road to recovery from the injury that hit so hard at the weekend.

Luka looking forward

Luka Modric is taking a positive stance as he starts the road to recovery from the injury that hit so hard at the weekend.

The Croatian star suffered a fracture to his right fibula five minutes into the second half of Saturday's 2-1 win against Birmingham City at the Lane.

The injury did not require surgery and Luka is now wearing a protective aircast boot. He's a few days into an anticipated six weeks on the sidelines before returning to training.

The injury is a huge blow for both club and country. Luka has continued to impress on the left side of midfield as we've put together four wins in four to stand joint-top of the Barclays Premier League with massive games against Manchester United and Chelsea next on the fixture list.

Meanwhile, Croatia face two vitally-important World Cup qualifiers this week - Belarus on Saturday and the big one against England at Wembley on Wednesday.

But he appears to have shaken off what he described as the initial 'shock' of the injury and told us at Spurs Lodge after working in the gym on Thursday that he's determined to 'come back stronger'.

"It's been a fantastic start to the season and because of that, I'm disappointed," said Luka. "It's also happened at a time where I've important games for the club and for my national team.

"But it's part of life in our sport and I have to lift my head up and try to be positive, to come back as soon as possible and to come back stronger.

"There is never a good time to have an injury - it's always bad, especially for me at this time. But as I said, what can I do? It has happened, it is part of life and that's it.

"I can't do anything about it now and I'm thinking positively about trying to get back as soon as I can."