Another serious setback for France as Lucas Hernandez is ruled out of the World Cup
France has suffered another setback with the withdrawal of Lucas Hernandez from the World Cup.
After sustaining a knee injury during Tuesday night’s 4-1 victory over Australia, Lucas Hernandez has been ruled out of France’s World Cup campaign.
Australia took an early lead in the sixth minute, forcing Didier Deschamps’ team to come from behind. However, the defending World Cup holders went on to dominate the majority of the game with Olivier Giroud netting a double, while Adrien Rabiot and Kylian Mbappe also struck.
Hernandez’s forced departure from the game with a knee injury came in the 13th minute, dealing France a setback. His younger brother Theo, an AC Milan defender, took over the defensive position for the Bayern Munich defender.
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Following an MRI exam, Hernandez was found to have anterior cruciate ligament damage, which has caused him to miss the remainder of France’s campaign in Qatar.
‘Like the whole group, players and staff, I am extremely sorry for Lucas,’ Deschamps said.
‘We are losing an important element. Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt that he will do everything possible to return to the game. first plan.
‘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.’
France plays Denmark in their next match in Group D on Friday before facing Tunisia next Wednesday.