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Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez has progressed to running, also feeling contract love from club

Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez is making strides on and off the field.

Bundesliga”Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Munchen”

It feels like Bayern Munich fans just received the horrible news that ace defender Lucas Hernandez would miss the rest of this season with a knee injury, doesn’t it?

Now, though, the Frenchman is back — running (!?) — on the pitch and working to rehab his injury (

Lucas Hernández emerged from the changing room at FC Bayern’s Säbener Straße training ground with a smile on his face on Thursday morning. Just hours after his teammates had sealed a place in the Champions League quarterfinals against Paris Saint-Germain, there was also good news from the 27-year-old defender. For the first time since suffering a cruciate ligament tear in his right knee during France’s World Cup match against Australia on November 22nd, Hernández was able to complete a running session on the pitch again.

Sky Sport’s Florian Plettenberg captured video of Hernandez’s outdoor exploits:

Bild also captured a photo of Hernandez:

Great news from Säbener Straße: @LucasHernandez is back in running training! For the first time after tearing his cruciate ligament at the World Cup three and a half months ago @FCBayern #FCBayern #FCB

With Hernandez’s contract also nearing its end, some fans are getting antsy about the defender’s future. According to kicker journalist Georg Holzner, those worries can be put to rest:

According to @kicker information, a contract extension with Lucas #Hernandez should also be a sign that injured players are not left hanging at @FCBayern. Talks are ongoing with the Frenchman and an agreement is expected to be reached soon. #fcbayern

As we saw on Wednesday, Bayern Munich is reportedly getting close to a contract extension with Hernandez, which would give the club a solid three center-backs for next season, plus the potential that Benjamin Pavard could also re-up and make it a quartet.

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