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20.08.2019 Football News

Barca’s Dembele Out For Five Weeks With Hamstring Strain

By Reuters
Barca’s Dembele Out For Five Weeks With Hamstring Strain
AUG 20, 2019 FOOTBALL NEWS

Barcelona’s France forward Ousmane Dembele will be sidelined for about five weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in their defeat at Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga opener, the Spanish champions said on Monday.

“A medical examination on Ousmane Dembele has diagnosed a strain of his left hamstring and the Frenchman is set to be out for approximately five weeks as a result, the club said on their website.

Dembele’s injury layoff is another blow for Barca coach Ernesto Valverde after forward Luis Suarez limped off in the first half of the 1-0 loss away to Bilbao on Friday.

Lionel Messi sat out the match as he recovers from the long-term calf strain that saw him miss the club’s pre-season US tour. Barca host Real Betis in their next Liga game on Sunday.

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