The Frenchman was compelled off in opposition to Girona
Ousmane Dembele was compelled off as a result of damage in Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Girona on Saturday in what’s an enormous blow to the Catalan giants.
Xavi supplied a short replace on his attacker after the match after dropping the Frenchman to what appeared to be a muscular downside.
“Dembélé? I think there is a significant injury,” he stated.
“It’s a disgrace, as a result of he is likely one of the most decisive footballers for us, probably the most differential.
“We will see the tests, but he has noticed something. We hope it’s as little as possible, but he has noticed a quadriceps injury.”
Barcelona then confirmed the character of his damage however didn’t provide a sign of how lengthy he will likely be out for.
LATEST NEWS | Assessments carried out this night on Ousmane Dembélé have proven that he has a rectus femoris damage in his left thigh. He’s out and his restoration will decide his availability. pic.twitter.com/hG8WskAla3
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The excellent news, if there may be any, is that Dembele was in a position to stroll off the pitch after which went to the bench, moderately than going straight to the dressing room for therapy.
However, Dembele was noticed limping after the match.
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It’s now being reported that Dembele will miss the following 3-4 weeks which might rule out him out of La Liga video games in opposition to Actual Betis, Villarreal and Sevilla.
Dembele would even be anticipated to sit down out the primary leg of the Europa League play-off in opposition to Manchester United on the Camp Nou on February 16 and the primary leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals.