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Update: Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez injured with “hit below the knee”

During FC Bayern’s match vs Union Berlin, Lucas Hernandez appeared to have been substituted off with what appears to be an injury during the second half.

1. FC Union Berlin v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images

Update 12:17PM EST

Bayern Munich interim coach Dino Toppmöller shed some light on what happened with injured defender Lucas Hernandez (as captured by Bild reporter Philipp Kessler):

#Toppmöller about the injury to Lucas #Hernandez : “He was hit below the knee. We hope that he can be back on Tuesday.”#FCBayern


As part of a triple substitution by Bayern Munich, center-back Lucas Hernandez was one of the players removed from the match.

Prior to the substitution, Hernandez was playing with no visible discomfort, however, upon watching the match sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžić’s reaction seemed to be indicating that something may, in fact, be off with the star Frenchman.

As Hernandez walked to the sideline, Brazzo’s face showed some visible concern.

The two men had a verbal exchange and Salihamidzic slapped the overhang in the bench area in frustration. The moment was captured on the ESPN feed.

While nothing is confirmed as of yet, it is something to key an eye out for with Bayern Munich’s Champions League matchup vs. Benfica coming on the horizon. With Dayot Upamecano’s highs and lows, Niklas Süle’s struggles against Union Berlin, and a lack of many other center-backs, Hernandez getting any sort of knock will make a already-shaky Bayern defense even worse.

BFW will keep you posted regarding any further updates about Hernandez’s status moving forward.