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Official: Barcelona announce Dembele’s recovery time

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After undergoing surgery in Finland, we finally know how long it will take Ousmane Dembele to fully recover as the club just reported. 

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FC Barcelona received the bad news of Ousmane Dembele injuring a tendon that connects to one of his knees during the Euros. Initially, we had a rough idea of how long it would take him to get fully recovered after he underwent surgery. The procedure in question was conducted earlier on Monday in Finland by Doctor Lasse Lempainen. After the surgery was over, the club reported it was a success and they also delivered a recovery time frame. This announcement confirms what we feared the most.

Dembele won’t be available until pretty much the end of 2021 with the recovery process taking around four months. When the injury happened, we all speculated on this time frame and today it was confirmed. This leaves FC Barcelona in a difficult situation because they have to keep paying a player who can’t be sold to a different club due to his injury. Joan Laporta will have to work his magic again in order to make this handicap go as unnoticed as possible. 

Barcelona’s announcement in full.

The Catalan club made the following announcement through their official website: “Ousmane Dembélé has successfully undergone surgery on a dislocated distal tendon in the femoral biceps of his right knee. Operation on dislocated knee tendon performed by Doctor Lasse Lempainen under supervision of the FC Barcelona Medical Services.

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“Performed in Turku (Finland) by Doctor Lasse Lempainen and under the supervision of the FC Barcelona Medical Services, the operation means the French striker will be side-lined for about four months. The Barça number 11 came on as a substitute in France’s first two group games in Euro 2020 and picked up the injury in the second of those matches against Hungary in Budapest. Dembélé played 44 matches over the 2020/21 season for Ronald Koeman’s team, scoring 11 goals.”