Lloris and Hernández join the French Nations League injured list

Lloris and Hernández join the French Nations League injured list

Captain Hugo Lloris and defender Theo Hernandez have been added to France’s growing injury list ahead of this week’s Nations League matches against Austria and Denmark, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday.

Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont and Aston Villa defender Lucas Digne have been called up as replacements for matches against Austria on Thursday and Denmark on Sunday.

Lloris suffered an injury to his right thigh, while Hernández has a torn right adductor, further weakening the world champions who have been hit by a spate of injuries.

In addition to the absence of Paul Pogba, who is recovering from knee surgery, coach Didier Deschamps will be without Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernández, N’Golo Kante, Kingsley Coman and Karim Benzema.

The misfortune continued with Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot suffering a muscle injury and his replacement Boubacar Kamara suffering from a knee problem.

AC Milan’s Mike Maignan is expected to replace Lloris, France’s second most capped player with 139 appearances.

There were first call-ups for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani, as well as Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile and club-mate Youssouf Fofana.

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