Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his hamstring and will miss four months as a result, according to Sport-English.
Dembele suffered the injury at the 25th minute of Barcelona’s game against Getafe on Saturday.
At first, the injury did not appear to be too serious.
“Tests have confirmed that first team player Ousmane Dembele has ruptured the tendon in his femoral bicep in his left thigh,” Barcelona said in an official statement. “The player will be operated on by Dr. Sakari Orava in Finland this week. He is expected to be out for between three and a half months and four months.”
The 20-year-old Dembele is in his first year with Barcelona. He has made three appearances thus far, failing to score a goal.
The Vernon, France native started his professional career with Rennes II, the reserve side of the French soccer club, Rennes.
He played in 18 matches with Rennes II during the 2014-15 campaign, racking up 18 goals. The following year, Dembele played in just four contests with Rennes II before being called up to Rennes’ main squad. He was impressive in 29 appearances, finding the back of the net 12 times.
Dembele then signed a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund in May 2016. He proceeded to play a huge role for the German club that ensuing season, taking the pitch 49 times and scoring 10 goals.
His stay with Borussia Dortmund was brief, however, as Dembele transferred to Barcelona last month, signing a five-year deal worth 105 million euros plus add-ons.