Luka Modric close to return for Tottenham after successful comeback

09 December 2009 11:07
The Croatian winger fractured his right fibula against Birmingham City in the Premier League back in August. [LNB]He was expected to be back in eight weeks but his recovery has taken longer. However, Modric returned to action in a training ground friendly against Grays Athletic on Tuesday. [LNB]He successfully came through 70 minutes of the 5-2 win against the Blue Square Premier side at Spurs Lodge - the club's Essex training headquarters. [LNB]Manager Harry Redknapp was an interested spectator and Modric hopes his recovery will soon see him back in action with the first team. [LNB]Modric said: "I did not feel any pain and that is the most important thing. It is great to be back and I am happy. It is a relief after three months. [LNB]"I can't wait to play again. The last three months have been hard, but that's behind me now. I will take it step by step and I'll have to see now when the manager decides to put me back in the squad. [LNB]"We have a great team, a great squad, lots of quality players and that is good for the club. We have plenty of options and that's positive. I hope we can keep it going." [LNB]Tottenham entertain Wolves at White Hart Lane on Saturday and he could be involved, possible on the bench. [LNB]On Wednesday they are at home to Manchester City followed by away games at Blackburn and West Ham. [LNB]In the same friendly, Ledley King gave Spurs a slight scare when he limped out after falling awkwardly, having been hit in the face with the ball. [LNB]King, who had been sidelined with a hamstring injury and suffers from chronic knee problems, was taken off as a precaution.[LNB]

Source: Telegraph