After having registered his package for the end of Euro 2021, Ousmane Dembélé will have to undergo an intervention. The striker of the France team, victim of a thigh injury, should be away from the field for nearly four months.
Big blow for Ousmane Dembélé. The striker of the France team was seriously injured in the draw in Hungary on Saturday at the Euro (1-1). As revealed by L’Équipe and confirmed by RMC Sport, the Barça winger suffers from a significant injury to the right biceps femoris and will have to undergo surgery. The decision was taken in consultation with the Catalan club. The intervention could take place in Finland, where it has already been treated in September 2017 and February 2020.
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The 2018 world champion (24 caps, 4 goals) should be away from the field for nearly four months. A tile for “Dembouz”, whose future in club is still uncertain, at a time when he has only one year of contract with Barça (until June 2022).
Already 86 games missed with Barça
The situation is all the more frustrating as the former blaster from Dortmund, recruited for 135 million euros in the summer of 2017, seemed in the end in full possession of his means. After a full season in Catalonia (44 games, 11 goals, 5 assists), the 24-year-old dribbler was very interesting in the last games of the Blues.
This new injury resurfaces the debate on his physical fragility. Since he landed in Barcelona, Dembélé has been through the infirmary twelve times. With sometimes very long periods. In four years, he has already missed 86 games in all competitions. With his upcoming surgery, he will already miss the start of the season in Spain. Maybe even a little more.