Hours after the match between France and Australia, Les Bleus confirmed the seriousness of Lucas Hernández’s injury, who will miss the rest of Qatar 2022.
The defending champion debuted with everything in Qatar 2022. Despite the fact that he saw an early goal from Australia, France He recovered from the surprise and ended up thrashing 4-1 on the third day of the World Cup group stage. However, not all of it was good news for the team he commands Didier Deschamps.
When they barely ran 12 minutes of play, Lucas Hernandez he had to leave the playing field to be replaced by Theo Hernández. Just before, during the play with which the Soccerroos opened the score at 9′ at the hands of Craig Goodwin, the defender was left on the floor clutching his right knee and showing obvious signs of pain.
It was already noticeable that Hernández had something serious and, hours before the final whistle, the same French team announced that he would have to miss the rest of the World Cup. “Lucas Hernández underwent an MRI after the game against Australia. Unfortunately, this examination confirmed the clinical diagnosis: rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee,” they reported on Tuesday night.
“Like the whole group, players and coaching staff, I am very sorry for Lucas. We are losing an important element. Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt that he will do everything possible to get back in the game. Courage, he will have it, that’s for sure. On behalf of the group, I wish him the best possible recovery”, lamented his DT with the news.
Hernández’s loss is not the first that has impacted Les Bleus on their way to defend the title. N’Golo Kante, Christopher Nkunku, Presnel Kimpembe Y Paul Pogba could not get on the plane bound for Qatar due to injuries, while Karim Benzema he had to retire before the debut after a physical discomfort that took him out of the first practice.