Bayern Munich defender and France international Lucas Hernandez (27) has resumed full training with the Bavarians, the club has announced. The 2018 World Cup winner has been sidelined for six months following his anterior cruciate ligament tear on his right knee. Hernandez sustained the injury during France’s 2022 World Cup opener against Australia on November 22 at Qatar’s Al-Janoub stadium, and the defender underwent surgery three days later in Innsbrück. As the competition had already started, Hernandez could not have been replaced in the France squad that went on to reach the final. His younger brother Théo (25) filled in the left side defensive flank.
Happy to be back at the group training after my injury !! pic.twitter.com/aEmSqZyWOB— Lucas Hernández (@LucasHernandez) May 23, 2023
Hernandez was only able to complete parts of the team’s training session again on Tuesday morning at Säbener Strasse training ground. “It was a very important day after five and a half months of injury,” said the 27-year-old. “It’s very emotional to come back to the team after a long injury. The feeling of being with everyone again is amazing.” Hernandez added that he would be sitting in the stands at Cologne’s RheinEnergieStadion on Saturday to cheer on his teammates for the last game of the Bundesliga season. Bayern fell to second place following their 3-1 home loss to RB Leipzig. Borussia Dortmund could end their decade-long reign in Germany shoud they win at home againt Mainz.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval