The Madrid protocol indicates that it must be isolated 10 days from the onset of symptoms, but with PCR and serology it could play. The San Mames party has different conditions.
Negative result of the test
Real Madrid celebrates that Luka Modric already has a negative PCR , just two days after the club reported his positive and Marcelo’s. The Croatian has the double vaccination schedule, which has helped him overcome the infection quickly, and now it remains to be seen when he joins the work of the white team. The rest of those tested on Thursday were negative, Bale, Rodrygo, Asensio, Lunin and Marcelo remain positive, as well as Davide Ancelotti. The big question is: can Modric play against Cádiz this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. at the Santiago Bernabeú? The protocol of the Community of Madrid establishes that those infected must spend 10 days in isolation from the onset of symptoms, which in Modric’s case ranges between Monday and Tuesday, so he could not leave isolation until 23 December. But the Community itself has publicly admitted that there are caveats.
Playing against Athletic Bilbao
By analyzing the cycle threshold in a high-throughput serology, it is possible to distinguish whether the antibodies present are those generated by an active infection or by the vaccination that Modric has already undergone. If these thresholds are high and antibodies (those with long memory) are detected, the infection is considered to be resolved. And that would be the basis for Madrid if it wants to have Modric on Sunday. Then it remains to be seen what Ancelotti does: Modric has hardly rotated lately and has not worked normally all week, the game against Cádiz seems optimal to give him rest. The protocols for isolation and reaction to COVID are set by the autonomous communities and there it would be the Basque Country that could say if Modric can play or not in San Mames.