Croatia FA president Vlatko Markovic has accused England of trying to injure Croatian players in the Premier League.
With England hosting Croatia in a World Cup qualifier next week, the president has suggested that Modric’s broken leg is more than just a coincidence.
"First Eduardo, now Luka Modric. This is horrible. I can only ask myself if it was really an accident,” Markovic said.
"I'm close to thinking it was done to us deliberately before the England match. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what happened to Luka. He is irreplaceable."
Markovic added: "Modric is the most important player of our national team. With him, everything starts and ends.
"There's nothing else we can do but keep our heads up and go on."