France’s injury woes continue to mount, as defender Lucas Hernandez becomes the fourth player to be ruled out of their FIFA World Cup 2022 squad. The defender was forced off with an ACL injury after only 13 minutes of his World Cup debut against Australia on Tuesday. Even though it was a happy moment for France as they won 4-1, but for Lucas it was something different.
However, his brother Theo stepped in to save the day, replacing his brother. After being beaten to the ball by Matthew Leckie, who delivered the cross for Craig Goodwin to give Australia the lead, Lucas was seen clutching his knee for a few minutes. After the end of the game, the French Football Federation confirmed that the player had an ACL injury.
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After Presnel Kimpembe, Christopher Nkunku, and Karim Benzema were all ruled out through injury. Lucas Hernandez became France’s fourth player to be withdrawn from Didier Deschamps’ squad. Also, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante were already out long before the World Cup started.
Boss Deschamps chipped in a few comforting words and said: ‘Like the whole group, players and staff, I am extremely sorry for Lucas.
‘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.
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