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Modric: Real Madrid man's recovery progressing

Madrid's Croatia international midfielder has been out of action since going under the knife to correct a knee problem earlier in October.

Modric: Real Madrid man's recovery progressing

Luka Modric has handed Real Madrid a fitness boost after stepping up his recovery from injury at Los Blancos' Valdebebas base on Friday.

Modric, who this week extended his Real contract, was back running out on the training pitches, later returning to the indoor facilities to continue his rehabilitation.

Modric initially picked up the knee issue in Real's win at Espanyol in September.

Knee surgery three weeks ago

The Croatia captain has been on the sidelines since having to undergo an operation on damaged cartilage in his knee at the beginning of October.

With the 31-year-old's period out estimated at about a month at the time, this latest step forward is evidence that his comeback is well on course.