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Barcelona confirm Ousmane Dembele out for four months after surgery

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Another long lay-off for the Frenchman

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Barcelona announced on Monday that Ousmane Dembele has undergone “successful” surgery on a knee injury and will now be out of action for four months.

Dembele suffered the injury while on international duty with France at Euro 2020 after coming on as a substitute against Hungary.

The forward has now gone under the knife in Finland, and Barca have offered an update on Dembele’s injury.

“Ousmane Dembélé has successfully undergone surgery on a dislocated distal tendon in the femoral biceps of his right knee. Performed in Turku (Finland) by Doctor Lasse Lempainen and under the supervision of the FC Barcelona Medical Services, the operation means the French striker will be side-lined for about four months.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Monday’s update is a blow and means Dembele will miss the start of the 2021-22 campaign and we’re unlikely to see him in action again before November.

Barcelona will reportedly receive around €1.8 million in compensation from UEFA as Dembele’s injury occurred while he was on international duty.

The club must also make a decision on Dembele’s future this summer. The 24-year-old is out of contract next year and there had been talk he would be sold if he did not renew.

A sale is not impossible now but looks unlikely with Dembele once again on the comeback trail from a serious injury.