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 (FCBayern.com):
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.
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.