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Ousmane Dembele’s doctor: This injury is more difficult than his 2017 surgery

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The Frenchman’s surgeon has offered an update

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Doctor’s names don’t often get brought into sports stories. However, in the instance of Ousmane Dembele, the doctor who performed surgery on the Frenchman on Tuesday can actually be of help in evaluating Dembele’s current injury.

Lasse Lempainen is also the doctor who performed surgery on Dembele’s hamstring in 2017. He came out to discuss the current injury that Dembele is facing and the severity of it.

“The injury on the right leg was bigger and more demanding than the one he had on the left [leg] in 2017,” he said.

”It was in the superior part of the hamstring tendon. I have a lot of confidence that, with careful rehabilitation, Dembele can return to football at his best level again. I estimate that it will take around six months.”

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Barcelona confirmed after the surgery that Dembele is expected to be sidelined for around six months in what is another huge setback for player and club.