AL WAKRAH, Qatar — Lucas Hernandez‘s World Cup marketing campaign is over after the France defender ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his proper knee throughout defending champions’ 4-1 win over Australia in Group D on Tuesday.
The French federation (FFF) confirmed the information following medical checks in Qatar.
Hernandez, who performs for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, limped off the pitch after staying on the grass for a few minutes holding his knee after being crushed to the ball by Mathew Leckie, who delivered the cross for Craig Goodwin‘s opening objective for Australia.
He was changed by his brother Theo Hernandez.
“He needs to do some tests but it seems pretty serious. That’s the big black spot tonight,” coach Didier Deschamps following the sport.
France had already seen a number of key gamers be dominated out of the World Cup forward of the protection of the title they gained in Russia 4 years in the past.
Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema is lacking the match with a knee harm suffered in coaching on Saturday, following on from fellow striker Christopher Nkunku, defender Presnel Kimpembe.and long-term absentees Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante.
Data from Reuters was used on this report.