Dembele out for 4 months
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.