The France international added to his club’s defensive another defensive injury crisis after damaged his knee on Saturday.
Atletico confirmed an MRI scan showed he suffered a grade two sprain of the MCL, though they offered no timeframe for his return.
Diego Simeone started the match with Saul Niguez at left-back as Filipe Luis, Diego Godin and Juanfran missing out through injury.
| INJURY UPDATE
Lucas Hernandez underwent an MRI scan after Saturday’s match that confirmed a grade II sprain to the right knee.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) December 8, 2018
Speaking prior to Atletico announcing the news, Simeone said of his defensive injuries: “We have to deal with what happens.
“Hopefully it will be as little as possible. We will have Godin and Filipe for the next match, although not [Stefan] Savic, because of suspension.
“Juanfran will be back on Wednesday. Some come in, others are out. Fortunately they are not all out at the same time.”
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Atletico announced Lucas will “immediately begin medical treatment and physiotherapy”.
The France international was replaced by Jose Gimenez, who made his first appearance after a month out with a hamstring issue.
Simeone’s side travel to Club Brugge in the Champions League in mid-week having already secured their place in the round-of-16 and travel to Real Valladolid before hosting Espanyol in La Liga prior to the winter break.