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Deschamps offers update on Dembele injury after France draw

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The forward was forced off late in the game

Hungary v France - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F Photo by Tibor Illyes - Pool/Getty Images

France boss Didier Deschamps has offered an update on Ousmane Dembele’s fitness after the Barcelona forward was forced off during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.

Dembele had only come on as a substitute in the second half but couldn’t finish the game after picking up a knock and came off in the closing stages.

Deschamps spoke about Dembele after the draw and said further tests will be needed to see how severe the problem is.

“Dembele, it’s hit on the tendon, behind the knee, it will be necessary to check. He continued, he wanted to cross and felt a fairly significant discomfort. I brought him out. We will have to watch it.”

Source | Metro

The injury is a real blow for Dembele who came into the Euros after a good season for Barcelona where he’d managed to shrug off his injury problems and feature regularly for the Catalan giants.

Dembele’s latest setback means he is a doubt for France’s final group game against Portugal on Wednesday. France top the group with four points ahead of the final round of matches, while Portugal have three and were beaten by Germany on Saturday.