After World Cup injury, Frenchman Lucas Hernandez set to miss Euro 2024 as well, here's why

Lucas Hernandez PSG's French defender Lucas Hernandez on the ground during the UCL semifinal | AFP

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) defender Lucas Hernandez will have surgery after rupturing his left knee ACL, almost certainly ruling him out of playing for France at the European Championship.

Hernandez was injured on Wednesday night during the Champions League semifinal first leg against Borussia Dortmund, which PSG lost 1-0 in Germany.

PSG said he underwent a scan on Thursday and the 28-year-old Hernandez will undergo surgery in the coming days.

Euro 2024 takes place in Germany from June 14, and France coach Didier Deschamps names his squad on May 16.

Missing the tournament will be another bitter blow for Hernandez, who played just eight minutes at the 2022 World Cup after rupturing the ACL in his right knee in France's opening game against Australia.

Hernandez joined from Bayern Munich in the offseason and celebrated winning the league title with PSG last Sunday.

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