Ousmane Dembele is set to undergo knee surgery and could reportedly be out of action for four months.
The 24-year-old came on as a substitute in France’s opening two matches at Euro 2020 but was forced off in the 1-1 draw with Hungary after taking a blow to the knee.
It was confirmed afterwards that he was ruled out of the tournament and his club Barcelona have now revealed that he needs surgery.
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A statement from Barca read: “Following tests this morning on player Ousmane Dembele, it has been confirmed that he has a dislocation of the biceps tendon in his right knee that will require surgical treatment.”
French newspaper L’Equipe reports that Dembele is set to be sidelined for four months.
Dembele has struggled to hold down a first-team spot since signing for Barca in 2017 but he played a total of 44 games under Ronald Koeman in the 2020/21 season.
“All the group is very upset Ousmane is leaving,” said France defender Lucas Digne.
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.
France finish their group-stage campaign with a clash against Portugal on Wednesday. France lead Group F on four points with Portugal and Germany both on three points.
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