Lucas Hernandez to miss the rest of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Al Wakra (Qatar) (EFE) .

The 26-year-old collapsed on the field in the 9th minute during a game against the Australian and was forced to leave the field, replacing his brother Theo.

While undergoing an MRI at dawn in a Doha clinic, the player was given a difficult diagnosis.

Coach Didier Deschamps, who has already warned that the worst is expected for his left-back, expressed regret and acknowledged that they were losing an “important element”.

“Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt that he will do everything possible to return. I know him well: courage, he will have it, I’m sure. On behalf of the group, I wish him a speedy recovery,” said the coach.

The loss of Lucas is a new setback for the world champion, who, already in Qatar, was forced to deprive himself of Karim Benzema, the Ballon d’Or, also due to injury, an absence that, despite the opportunity, Deschamps decided not to replace.

The coach stated that with 25 players remaining, he had “enough” to take on the opposition. World in which France seeks to renew the title won four years ago.

Before leaving for the Persian Gulf, forward Christophe Nkunku was injured, in which case he was replaced by Colo Muani.

Earlier, France said goodbye to defender Prenel Kimpembe, who was replaced by Axel Disasi.

The French team is out due to injury, plus midfielders Ngolo Kante and Paul Pogba, key players in achieving the title in Russia.

By Peter Kavinsky

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