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Official: Dembele ruled out for six months

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FC Barcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembele will remain sidelined until the next season.

Ousmane Dembele has been out of action for Barcelona ever since suffering a hamstring injury back in November.

Earlier this month, the winger was preparing to make his return to the pitch. But Dembele was forced to undergo another after suffering another setback during his training session last week.

Barcelona recently announced on their official website that the Frenchman has successfully undergone surgery in his right thigh. The report also informed that he had ruptured a tendon in his hamstring.

As a result, he will be out of action for around six months. A part of the report read:

“The first team player Ousmane Dembele has successfully undergone surgery in Turku, Finland where he was operated on by Dr. Lasse Lempainen for a ruptured tendon in his proximal hamstring in his right thigh,” the statement began. 

‘The Frenchman will be out for around 6 months.

“Subsequent tests confirmed a complete rupture to the tendon in the proximal hamstring of his right leg.”

Dembele has played only nine matches so far this season.

And as we earlier reported, since he will be out for more than five months, the 22-year old’s prolonged injury can open doors for Barcelona to possibly sign a new striker.