FRANCE star Lucas Hernandez has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering a knee injury against Australia.
The Bayern Munich star played every minute of Les Bleus’ 2018 triumph, but will play no further part in Qatar.
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That’s because the left-back ruptured his ACL in France’s opening game victory.
Hernandez was withdrawn after just 13 minutes and had to be replaced by his brother Theo.
They are also without 2018 World Cup heroes N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba.
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Deschamps said: “I am extremely sorry for Lucas.
“We are losing an important element. Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt he will do everything possible to return to the game.
“On behalf of the group, I wish him the best possible recovery.”
The French Football Federation released a statement on the injury.
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They said: “Victim of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee.
Hernandez isn’t just expected to miss the World Cup, but he’s set to remain on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season.