Barcelona winger Dembele faces long lay-off with tendon injury
BARCELONA – Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele has torn a tendon in his right leg, the club said Tuesday.
The France winger was on the point of returning after a lengthy absence with a hamstring injury but he pulled out of training on Monday complaining of discomfort.
The club did not give an estimated time of recovery but media in Spain reported that the player will be out for several months and could even miss the rest of the season.
INJURY UPDATE | Tests carried out on Ousmane Dembélé today have confirmed that he has a complete proximal hamstring tear in his right thigh. In the next few hours a decision will be made on the treatment to be followed for his recovery. pic.twitter.com/fk7KgzaMC6— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 4, 2020
Barcelona did not buy a striker in January and they have Luis Suarez also out for four months.
Dembele's absence will leave new coach Quique Setien with just three strikers: Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati and Antoine Griezmann.DPA