Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele has returned to the city following hamstring surgery in Helsinki.
Ousmane Dembele has returned to Barcelona after undergoing surgery on a torn hamstring.
The France international travelled to Helsinki for an operation on the injury, which he suffered on his full league debut for the club against Getafe on Saturday.
He is expected to be out for up to four months, though there has been talk of him returning earlier.
Dembele joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund last month after Neymar left Camp Nou to join Paris Saint-Germain. Barca paid €105million plus a reported €40m in add ons to sign Dembele.
A short Barcelona statement read: ‘FC Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele was successfully operated on Tuesday to repair a ruptured biceps femoris in his left leg.
‘Dr Sakari Orava performed the surgery. Dembele remains under the supervision of Dr Ricard Pruna. He is expected to be out for three and a half months.’
Dembele’s injury is a significant blow for Barca, who signed him to help cover the loss of star forward Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, but manager Ernesto Valverde says there are several players who can fill the void.