Bad news for FC Bayern and Lucas Hernandez: The defender will not return any time soon.
In mid-September, Lucas Hernandez suffered a serious injury in the 2-0 win over FC Barcelona and tore a muscle bundle in the left adductor area. According to media reports, the downtime was initially estimated at between four and six weeks - but 90min had already assumed at the time that it could be difficult to play before the World Cup, as torn muscles usually result in a longer break.
Before the duel with BVB, Julian Nagelsmann finally confirmed that the Frenchman's comeback is not yet imminent. "Lucas will be out for a while," said the 35-year-old. "The investigations weren't that good."
As a result, Nagelsmann will (have to) rely primarily on Matthijs de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano in the center of defense in the coming weeks - but he was very satisfied with the two youngsters: "Matthijs and Upa have both developed excellently. Matthijs brings good seriousness Yes, Upa has also developed very well. Both are doing very well and I am very satisfied."
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Comeback not yet in sight: Lucas Hernandez is out longer.