France lost World Cup winner, 'Warrior' Lucas Hernandez to injury

France lost World Cup winner, ‘Warrior’ Lucas Hernandez to injury

DOHA, Qatar – France’s 2018 World Cup-winning team suffered yet another injury and were ruled out of their title defense on Wednesday, and likely for the rest of the season.

Lucas Hernandez, started at left back four years ago, lasted just eight minutes of France’s opener against Australia on Tuesday before tearing the ACL in his right knee.

“We are missing an important element,” coach Didier Deschamps said in a statement from the French Football Federation. “Lucas is a fighter.”

Hernandez appeared to have his foot off the ground during the game as he sprained his right knee as he delivered a cross to score for Australia and a shock lead in their 4-1 win over France. become

The 26-year-old Bayern Munich defender was in pain with his knee even before he went down on the field.

While his younger brother Theo was on hand to come on as a substitute, Hernandez was treated on the pitch for several minutes before swimming around the pitch to exit the players’ tunnel.

France captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said after the game: “It’s never good to see one of your teammates leave the field like that.” “I believe it’s a significant injury. It’s not the first.”

Hernandez now joins Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, who were dropped before Deschamps picked his squad, as missing starters in the 2018 line-up in Qatar.

France also lost forwards Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkoko to injuries in training last week, and another key part of the 2018 squad, central defender Raphael Varane, is out for six weeks with a hamstring injury.

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