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Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez has a torn meniscus; how long he might be out (Updated)

Bayern Munich’s star defender will be out of commission for a bit.

France v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Update 2:00PM EST

For those looking for a little more background on the injury to Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez, here is one expert’s opinion:

Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez suffered a torn medial meniscus and was subbed off at half time during France’s final group stage match against Portugal in the Euro 2020 a week ago. According to the statement released on the club’s website, the defender has undergone a successful surgery on his left knee earlier today and is all set to begin is rehabilitation program.

The Frenchman is expected to return to training under Julian Nagelsmann in a few weeks. Sporting director director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžić commented, “We wish Lucas a full and speedy recovery. Our doctors are very pleased with the course of the operation. He will be available again in a few weeks.”

Of the two seasons he played for Bayern Munich, Hernandez has missed a total of 22 matches due to injury – 19 of which happened in the 2019/2020 season. Hopefully, there will not be much to add to that tally this season.

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