France Defender Lucas Hernandez Faces Euro 2024 Heartbreak Due to Knee Injury

France defender Lucas Hernandez is facing disappointment as he is set to miss Euro 2024 after sustaining a knee injury during Paris St-Germain’s Champions League semi-final against Borussia Dortmund.

The 28-year-old was forced off the field in the 42nd minute of PSG’s 1-0 defeat against Dortmund, and subsequent MRI scans revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.

PSG confirmed that Hernandez will undergo surgery “in the next few days,” although they did not specify a timeline for his recovery. Typically, players with ACL injuries face a rehabilitation period of six to eight months, though it can sometimes take longer.

Hernandez, who played a pivotal role in France’s World Cup victory in 2018, has earned 37 caps for Les Bleus. Despite being part of France’s squad for the 2022 World Cup, he was sidelined after rupturing his ACL in the opening group match against Australia.

With the 2024 European Championship set to commence on Friday, 14 June in Germany, Hernandez’s absence will be a significant blow to the French national team as they aim for success in the tournament.

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