Injury blow for Barca's new star Dembele

Sep 17, 2017 - 12:26 PM Barcelona's record signing Ousmane Dembele will miss up to four months with a hamstring rupture, the club said Sunday.

The French winger was substituted after 29 minutes of their 2-1 Spanish La Liga win at Getafe on Saturday after pulling up injured.

"The player will have surgical treatment by Dr. Sakari Orava next week in Finland. He will be out for between three-and-a-half and four months," Barcelona said in a statement.

Dembele is set to miss several big games including league clashes with title rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, as well as the remainder of Barcelona's Champions League group stage games.

Barcelona signed Dembele this summer from Borussia Dortmund for a club record 147 million euros ($A219 million) including add-ons, to replace Neymar, who left for Paris Saint-Germain in a world record transfer.

Source: AAP

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