Barcelona’s new signing, Dembele could be out for four months after sustaining heavy injury in a recent team match.
Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele will experience surgery on the torn hamstring that has precluded him of activity for up to four months in Helsinki on Tuesday.
“Dembele ventured out on Monday morning to Helsinki, Finland, where he will experience surgery to repair a break of the biceps femoris ligament in his left thigh,” Barcelona said in an announcement on Monday.
“Dembele was joined by group doctor, Dr. Ricard Pruna. Dembele will be worked on Tuesday by Dr. Sakari Orava.”
In pictures distributed by Spanish games every day Marca, Dembele required the guide of a wheelchair as he cleared out Barcelona airplane terminal for the Finnish capital.
The French international has shown up for Barca since fixing his turn from Borussia Dortmund a month ago for an expense that could ascend to as much as 145 million euros in light of execution related rewards.
In any case, he looks set to miss whatever is left of the year in the wake of pulling his hamstring only 29 minutes into Saturday’s 2-1 win at Getafe.
The 20-year-old may have paid an overwhelming cost for missing the majority of his pre-season arrangement as he went on strike from preparing at Dortmund to attempt and power through his fantasy move to the Camp Nou.
He will be sidelined for whatever is left of Barca’s Champions League bunch crusade and faces a race against time to participate in the principal El Clasico of the season against Real Madrid on December 23.
Dembele will likewise be missing for France’s last two World Cup qualifiers away to Bulgaria and at home to Belarus one month from now.