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Barcelona's Dembele out for five weeks with hamstring strain

REUTERS
Published Aug 20, 2019, 9:51 am IST
Updated Aug 20, 2019, 9:51 am IST
Dembele’s injury layoff is another blow for Barca coach Valverde after Suarez limped off in the first half of the 1-0 loss away to Bilbao.
Lionel Messi sat out the match as he recovers from the long-term calf strain that saw him miss the club’s pre-season U.S. tour (Photo: AFP)
 Lionel Messi sat out the match as he recovers from the long-term calf strain that saw him miss the club’s pre-season U.S. tour (Photo: AFP)

Barcelona: 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 here

 

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 U.S. tour. Barca host Real Betis in their next Liga game on Sunday.

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