The French defender Lucas Hernandez will miss the rest of the Qatar World Cup after suffering a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee during France’s debut against Australia, the French Federation revealed on Wednesday. The 26-year-old footballer collapsed on the pitch in the 9th minute during the Australian goal play and had to leave the field of play replaced by his brother The O.

Undergoing an MRI at dawn in a Doha clinic, the diagnosis was hard for the player. The selector, Didier Deschampswho had already warned that the worst was expected with respect to his left side, He showed his sorrow and acknowledged that they lose “an important element”.

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“Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt that he will do everything possible to return. I know him well: courage, he will have it, I’m sure. In the name of the group I wish him the best possible recovery,” said the coach.

The loss of Lucas supposes a new setback for the world champion, who already in Qatar had to deprive herself of Karim BenzemaBallon d’Or, also due to injury, an absence that, despite having the possibility, Deschamps decided not to replace.

The coach stated that with the 25 players he had left He had “enough” to face the World Cup in which France aspires to renew the title achieved four years ago. Before traveling to the Persian Gulf, the striker was injured Christophe Nkunkuwhich in this case was replaced by Kolo Muani.

Earlier, France said goodbye to the defender Prenel Kimpembereplaced by Axel Disasi. The French team does not count due to injury, in addition, with the midfielders Ngolo Kante Y Paul Pogbakey pieces of the achievement of the title in Russia.

The French defender Lucas Hernandez will miss the rest of the Qatar World Cup after suffering a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee during France’s debut against Australia, the French Federation revealed on Wednesday. The 26-year-old footballer collapsed on the pitch in the 9th minute during the Australian goal play and had to leave the field of play replaced by his brother The O.

Undergoing an MRI at dawn in a Doha clinic, the diagnosis was hard for the player. The selector, Didier Deschampswho had already warned that the worst was expected with respect to his left side, He showed his sorrow and acknowledged that they lose “an important element”.

Source: www.elconfidencial.com

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