Ousmane Dembele’s latest injury setback is making plenty of headlines already with reports suggesting the France international could be out for some time.
Catalunya Radio are reporting that it’s looking like a “minimum of three months” for the 24-year-old who suffered a knee injury playing for France at Euro 2020.
The report reckons it could be even longer if his recovery does not go as expected and thinks Dembele may not feature for Barcelona until the end of September.
Meanwhile, French newspaper L’Equipe think that Dembele may have to go under the knife to fix his latest injury and also talk about “several months” on the sidelines.
Over at RAC1 there’s a bit more detail and also a bit more talk about possible surgery with an operation “not ruled out.” Apparently, Dembele will have more tests on Tuesday which is when a decision on his treatment plan will be made.
Ronald Koeman has been asked about Dembele after being spotted flying back into Barcelona on Monday.
He told reporters, “I can’t say much about this because it’s bad luck that he got injured. These are things that must be accepted and analyzed but now we are on vacation and thinking about the next season, they are things that must be accepted.”
Barcelona must also now try to figure out Dembele’s future too, although a move away looks increasingly unlikely if he has suffered another long-term injury.