Milan Star Picks up Injury Scare in French Camp

Milan left-back Theo Hernandez could sit out France’s upcoming Euro 2024 blockbuster clash against the Netherlands due to a minor fitness problem. According to Fabrice Hawkins, the 26-year-old failed to report to training on Wednesday with muscle pain, throwing his availability for Friday’s fixture into doubt.
Hernandez was Les Bleus’ standout performer in a narrow 1-0 win against Austria in their curtain-raising outing on Monday. Didier Deschamps’ squad suffered a massive blow in their tournament opener, as a facial injury forced superstar forward Kylian Mbappe out for the rest of the group stages.
In addition to the Milan ace, Dayot Upamecano and William Saliba were absent from Wednesday’s training session, casting doubt on Deschamps’ plans to field them against the Dutch.
While it may sound distasteful, Hernandez’s injury could be a blessing in disguise for Milan. The ex-Real Madrid star enjoyed a flying start to the tournament amid talks Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have set their sights on him.
Hernandez went from strength to strength against Austria, setting the tone for potentially a breakout international tournament. That would’ve undoubtedly invited more ‘unwanted’ attention from foreign clubs as Milan bid to keep hold of their talisman beyond the summer.
The Frenchman has refused to pledge his future to Milan. After another trophyless season, he’s considering his options. If he asks to leave, the Serie A giants will slap a monstrous price tag on his shoulders, with their initial €80 million asking price already putting his suitors off.
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