France and Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele is expected to be out of football action for at least six months after undergoing a surgery on his right thigh.
The pacey winger has had his time at Barca plagued with injuries and was on his way back from a long term lay-off when he picked up the latest injury in training.
The Spanish club has now said that the player, who had a complete rupture of his tendon, will be out of action till around August.
A statement on the club website read:
“The first team player Ousmane Dembéle has successfully undergone surgery in Turku, Finland where he was operated on by Dr. Lasse Lempainen for a ruptured tendon in his proximal hamstring in his right thigh. The Frenchman will be out for around 6 months.
“The striker was continuing his recovery from the hamstring injury when he was forced to retire from a training session at the Ciutat Esportiva last week. Subsequent tests confirmed a complete rupture to the tendon in the proximal hamstring of his right leg.”
Not only will Demebele miss club games, he is also now out of the Euro 2020 competition that is expected to kick-off in June.