Disaster for Ousmane Dembele as France and Barcelona star ‘is ruled out for FOUR MONTHS and needs knee surgery’ after limping off in Euro 2020 draw against Hungary on Saturday
is reportedly facing four months out and will need to go under the knife after picking up an injury for at Euro 2020.
Thewinger has been blighted by injuries in recent seasons but was looking to kick on healthy as a key part of Didier Deschamps’ side for the European Championships.
But after being forced off following a 29-minute cameo against Hungary on Saturday, French newspaperthat knee surgery is required and he is facing a spell out that could stretch through to October.
Ousmane Dembele is out of Euro 2020 and is reportedly set to be sidelined until October
Dembele had come on as a substitute but was replaced before the end of the 1-1 draw
The report goes on to add that the required knee surgery could take place in Finland.
Dembele has previously favoured the Scandinavian country for surgery having gone under the knife in Turku, Finland, in 2020.
Renowned Finnish doctor Sakari Orava also operated on Dembele in 2017 to solve a problem in his left leg.
He was introduced as a substitute in Budapest with France toiling against an unfancied Hungary side.
Dembele was sent on to spark some life into France against Hungary but disaster struck
The Barcelona winger took a blow to the knee soon after replacing Adrien Rabiot but tried to continue.
Soon after he found he was in pain and discomfort when he tried to make a cross and there was no option but to withdraw him.
Dembele later went for scans in the Hungarian capital on Sunday and was released from the squad on Monday following discussions between France’s medical staff and their counterparts at Barcelona.
‘All the group is very upset Ousmane is leaving,’ defender Lucas Digne said.
‘He’s a great guy and great player. He brings a lot to the group and brings his qualities to the pitch. We’re all very disappointed.’
He looked to play through the pain barrier but soon found it too difficult and he was taken off
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