It’s confirmed: Lucas Hernández, injured during France-Australia, suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee, warned the French federation, and ended his participation in the World Cup and probably in the era.
It was in the Australia goal, scored by Goodwin, in the 9th minute that Hernández, after trying to challenge the ball to Leckie, the Australian winger, seriously injured his right knee, alone, following a seemingly innocuous movement.
The player fell on the pitch and could not hide the pain, having been immediately replaced by his brother Theo Hernández.
At the end of the match, Didier Deschamps said it was serious, which happened after the player had an MRI. This type of injury usually requires months of recovery, so you can even miss the whole season with Bayern Munich.
France is therefore deprived of a fourth element since the announcement of the workforce, after Presnel Kimpembe, Christopher Nkunku and Karim Benzema, joined by those previously unavailable: N’Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba and Mike Maignan. His vacant position can no longer be filled, so France finds itself with 24 players (he had no longer been called up as a replacement for Benzema).
“Like the whole group, players and staff, I’m really sorry for Lucas. We have lost an important element. Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt that he will do everything to get back to the top. I know him well: he will certainly have courage. On behalf of the group, I wish you the best possible recovery.