As anticipated at the time of his exit from the first minutes of the match, Lucas Hernandez is damaged in the ligaments of the knee and forfeits for the rest of the World Cup.
The black series continues for the Blues. After Mike Maignan, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Presnel Kimpembe, Christopher Nkunku and Karim Benzema, the France team has lost a new player. This time on the occasion of his first match against Australia. The match had just started when the right knee of Lucas Hernandezstruggling with the reception of a long ball, blocked.
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On the action, the Blues conceded the opener and saw the defender of Bayern Munich limping back to the locker room, replaced by his brother. Pessimism was already de rigueur for the tricolor staff and Didier Deschamps did not hide his concern shortly after the final whistle. The verdict would not be long in coming.
A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament
The French Federation has indeed announced in the evening the package of the native of Marseille for the rest of the competition. And the worst is yet to come for the Bavarian, who is indeed suffering from a ligament injury according to a press release from the Federation, which raises fears of a rupture of the cruciate. On Instagram, the FFF also speaks of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. Information confirmed by L’Equipe.
“Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt that he will do everything to get back to the fore, reacted the tricolor coach. Like the whole group, players and staff, I am extremely sorry for Lucas. We are losing an important element. I know him well: courage, he will have it, that’s for sure. On behalf of the group, I wish him the best possible recovery. »