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Barcelona say Ousmane Dembele surgery a success

Barcelona says Ousmane Dembele successfully underwent surgery to repair a ruptured thigh tendon and is expected to return to action in three and a half months. Dembele underwent surgery in Finland on Tuesday, three days after injuring his left leg in a Spanish league game.

By: AP | September 19, 2017 11:42:02 pm
Ousmane Dembele, Ousmane Dembele Barcelona, Ousmane Dembele injury, Ousmane Dembele surgery, sports news, football, Indian Express Dembele underwent surgery in Finland on Tuesday, three days after injuring his left leg in a Spanish league game. (Source: Reuters)

Barcelona says Ousmane Dembele successfully underwent surgery to repair a ruptured thigh tendon and is expected to return to action in three and a half months. Dembele underwent surgery in Finland on Tuesday, three days after injuring his left leg in a Spanish league game.

The procedure was conducted by specialist Dr. Sakari Orava, who was accompanied by Barcelona doctor Ricard Pruna.

The 20-year-old Frenchman was injured on Saturday in the 2-1 win at Getafe.

Barcelona signed Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could reach nearly 150 million euros ($180 million), the biggest ever in the history of the Catalan club.

Dembele replaced Neymar after the Brazil forward moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer worth more than 220 million euros ($262 million).

Dembele was making only his third appearance with Barcelona, which leads the Spanish league after four matches.

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