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Ousmane Dembele ruled out for five weeks with hamstring injury

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The forward joins Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the sidelines

Athletic Club v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Barcelona have been dealt yet another injury blow with news that Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for the next five weeks with a hamstring problem.

The club confirmed the Frenchman has picked up a strain and will spend the next few weeks on the sidelines.

The injury comes at a particularly bad time. Barcelona were without Lionel Messi due to injury for their La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao and lost 1-0 at San Mames.

The champions also saw Luis Suarez limp out of the match and reports have claimed he will miss the next three or four weeks with a calf problem.