France star Lucas Hernandez, 26, 'considered RETIRING' after World Cup injury – but mum convinced him not to | The Sun

FRANCE star Lucas Hernandez reportedly considered retiring following his horrific World Cup injury – but his mum convinced him not to.

Bayern Munich star and World Cup 2018 winner Hernandez, 26, sustained an ACL injury in the early stages of the 4-1 win over Australia on Tuesday.


The injury occurred as he strained to block Matthew Leckie's cross, which Craig Goodwin when on to score from.

And after spending several minutes on the ground, Hernandez was replaced by his younger brother Theo, who plays for AC Milan.

Bayern confirmed on Thursday that Hernandez had undergone successful surgery on the injury, but he isn't expected to finish the 2022/23 season as a result.

A statement read: "Lucas Hernandez was successfully operated on by Prof.

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"Christian Fink in Innsbruck on Thursday evening after rupturing his cruciate ligament in his right knee.

"The FC Bayern defender will commence his rehabilitation in Munich in the coming days. He suffered the injury in the France national team’s World Cup opener against Australia."

Hernandez's injury was so bad that he considered quitting football, according to L'Equipe, via Get French Football News.

However, the defender was convinced by his mum to keep on playing.

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Brother Theo started France's second group game against Denmark.

The pacey left-back got the assist for Kylian Mbappe's opener.

Ex-Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen grabbed the equaliser for the Danes only for Mbappe to grab the winner right at the death and book France's place in the last 16.

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