Dem­bele out for 4 months

Bangkok Post - - SPORTS - Ous­mane Dem­bele

BARCELONA: Barcelona’s record €105 mil­lion sign­ing Ous­mane Dem­bele is set to be side­lined for up to four months as the club con­firmed the ex­tent of the ham­string in­jury he suf­fered at Getafe on Sat­ur­day.

“The tests per­formed on first team player Ous­mane Dem­bele have de­ter­mined he has rup­tured the ten­don of the ham­string in his left leg,” Barcelona said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

“The player will un­dergo sur­gi­cal treat­ment by Dr Sakari Orava this com­ing week in Fin­land. The ex­pected time out will be be­tween three-and-a-half and four months.”

Dem­bele has made j ust three ap­pear­ances for Barca since seal­ing his move from Borus­sia Dort­mund last month for a fee that could rise to as much as €145 mil­lion based on per­for­mance-re­lated bonuses.

He pro­vided an as­sist on his de­but as a sub­sti­tute to round off a 5-0 thrash­ing of Es­panyol last week­end and im­pressed as Barca swept aside Ju­ven­tus 3-0 in the Cham­pi­ons League on Tues­day be­fore pulling up just 29 min­utes into Sat­ur­day’s 2-1 win at Getafe.

The 20-year-old is now set to miss the rest of Barca’s Cham­pi­ons League group cam­paign.

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