Coming confirmation from Barcelona, Dembele will miss the Catalans

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Barcelona summer signing Ousmane Dembele will be out of action for up to four months after he picked up a thigh injury which requires surgery in his first La Liga start on Saturday against Getafe.

The France worldwide was injured in the 24th minute against Getafe and was forced to leave the field.

"The tests performed on the player of the first team Ousmane Dembélé have determined that he has a rupture of the tendon of the femoral biceps of the left thigh", said Barcelona in an official statement.

After losing the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid, Barcelona has made an excellent start to the season under new coach Ernesto Valverde.

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Barcelona released the following statement: "The player will have surgical treatment by Dr. Sakari Orava next week in Finland".

The France worldwide was making his first ever La Liga start at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez when he was forced off in the first half of the match with an injury.

It added Dembele will have surgery in Finland this week.

"Dembele was injured on Saturday at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in the league match against Getafe and had to be replaced on 28 minutes by Gerard Deulofeu. He is expected to be out for between three-and-a-half months and four months".

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