Not everything was joy in the triumph of the France national team against Australia in their first game of the World Cup Qatar 2022. The current world champion managed to turn around after an unexpected goal from Craig Goodwinbut could suffer one more loss due to the injury of Lucas Hernández.
The defender who plays for Bayern Munich was injured precisely in the play of the Australian goal and after lying on the grass for a moment, he left the field helped by medical assistance. His brother Theo Hernandez took his place, just 10 minutes into the match.
In this regard, the technical director of Les Blues, Didier DeschampsHe regretted the situation and pointed out that the injury seems to be quite serious. “It will have to be confirmed, but it seems like the black point of the night. The injury to Lucas Hernandez. We lose another colleague,” said the strategist.
According to RMC Sports, the French defender would have suffered a torn cruciate ligament in his right knee, so he would not only be out for the rest of Qatar 2022but would be out of business for several months and would not be with the Bayern Munich once the tournament resumes.
If the severity of Hernández’s injury is confirmed, he will become the seventh injured player in France. Before the World Cup Paul PogbaN’Golo Kanté and Mike Maignan were ruled out, while on the first day of the concentration Presnel Kimpembe it was discarded as it was not 100 percent.
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