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WATCH: Ousmane Dembele May Have Had an Injury Even Before The Match

And he later had to withdraw, could be out for 4 months

Getafe v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Ousmane Dembele had to stop playing during Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Getafe due to a muscle injury on his left leg that could keep him out between 3-4 months. But new images suggest Dembele’s leg was bothering him even before the match started.

In video shown by El Golazo del Gol, Dembele seems to resist fully stretching his left leg in the pre-game warmups. He also reaches for his muscle, apparently feeling pain.

Coach Ernesto Valverde had this to say about the story: "We can't read too much into this. When a player stretches, they always touch parts of their body. He's a player who has never had a muscular problem, he doesn't have the experience to recognize it."

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