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Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barca league start
September 16, 2017 / 5:21 PM / 2 months ago

Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barca league start

MADRID (Reuters) - Ousmane Dembele suffered a hamstring injury and was substituted in his first La Liga start for Barcelona during their clash with Getafe on Saturday.

Soccer Football - Santander La Liga - Getafe CF vs FC Barcelona - Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Getafe, Spain - September 16, 2017. Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele in action REUTERS/Paul Hanna

The French winger was taken off in the 29th minute for Gerard Deulofeu, with the scoreline goalless at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

“Ousmane Dembele has a hamstring injury in his left leg, more tests are needed to find out the extent of the injury,” said Barcelona in a statement.

Dembele, Barcelona’s record signing, had started against Juventus in the club’s 3-0 Champions League win on Tuesday.

Reports in Spanish media suggested the 20-year-old would miss three weeks, which includes league fixtures against Eibar, Girona and Las Palmas, as well as a Champions League clash in Lisbon against Sporting.

Dembele became Barcelona’s record signing in August when the Catalans paid Borussia Dortmund a fee which could reach 147 million euros ($175.53 million) with add-ons, after Neymar departed for Paris Saint-Germain.

($1 = 0.8375 euros)

Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Clare Fallon

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