Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


La Liga Barcelona's Dembele out for up to four months

Barcelona's record 105 million-euro ($125 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.

  • Published:
Ousmane Dembele play

Barcelona's record 105 million-euro signing Ousmane Dembele, who is set to be sidelined for up to four months after a hamstring injury, has made just three appearances for Barca since sealing his move from Borussia Dortmund last month

(AFP/File)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Barcelona's record 105 million-euro ($125 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 on Sunday.

"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 just 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 euros 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.

However, he may have paid the price for missing much of pre-season as he went on strike from training at Dortmund to try and force through his dream move to the Camp Nou.

The 20-year-old is now set to miss the rest of Barca's Champions League group campaign and faces a race against time to take part in the first Clasico of the season against Real Madrid on December 23.

At international level, Dembele will also be absent for France's final two World Cup qualifiers away to Bulgaria and at home to Belarus next month.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Anas Expose' FIFA agent advises President Akufo-Addo over GFA dissolutionbullet
2 2018 FIFA World Cup Ahmed Musa sets three records after scoring...bullet
3 World Cup 2018 Argentina, Messi on brink of World Cup exit after...bullet
4 Great Feat Here are African greatest scorers at the World Cupbullet
5 Anas number 12 expose FIFA to meet GFA and government in Accra...bullet
6 Reforms FIFA holds successful meeting with governmentbullet
7 #Number12 This is how Nyantakyi almost involved George Weah...bullet
8 Football From Russia with love... Brief stories from the...bullet
9 Court Injunction GFA plans to shut government up with...bullet
10 Anas Expose Government dissolve 5-member committee as...bullet

Top Videos

1 Ghost Goal Italian referee shows remorse for disallowing Muntari’s goalbullet
2 Video Sannie Daara received GHC 4,000 bribe in Anas exposébullet
3 Video Watch how Essien and his Chelsea legends suffered 4-1 defeatbullet
4 Video Watch the highlights of new Black Stars wonder kidbullet
5 Back to the Roots Memphis Depay dancing ‘adobe’ in Cape Coastbullet
6 Watch how Ghanaian youngster tore Barca's unbeaten run apartbullet
7 Long Shot Michael Essien's favourite goal for Chelseabullet
8 Video Watch highlights and goals of Black Stars new sensationbullet
9 Chelsea Fans' Favourite Michael Essien's left-footed...bullet
10 Video Watch Frank Acheampong 5th goal of the season...bullet

Football