LaLiga superstar Ousmane Dembele out for five weeks

The French striker pulled up against Girona and had to go off after 25 minutes, replaced by Pedri who scored the winning goal for Barcelona.

Ousmane Dembele out for five weeks following the French man subbed early during Derby Catalan of La Liga 2022-23 MD 18.


Barcelona‘s nightmare has been confirmed, even though to Cules, this is not something too surprising when Dembele’s great form interrupted again for injuries.

Dembele injury confirmed

The striker will be out for five weeks after the injury he suffered against Girona, in which he went off in the 25th minute.

Initial tests showed positive signs but eventually proven to be worse. There’s a small tear in one part, the estimated time needed to recover will be five weeks.

Dembele subbed of during La Liga MD 18 against Girona
Dembele subbed off early during Girona game

“Tests carried out this evening on Ousmane Dembélé have shown that he has a rectus femoris injury in his left thigh. He is out and his recovery will determine his availability.” Barcelona’s announcement on twitter.

It all depends on how things improve, but judged by the former Borussia Dortmund’s record of injury, no one can think of a brighter scenario.

Pedri – who replaced Dembele, scored a crucial goal to earn Barcelona’s three points far from home and extend the gap to 5 points with second place Real Madrid.

Dembele was on form for Barcelona this season
Dembele has been on form for Barcelona this season, scored important goals for the club who is now leading on the table.

Dembele’s games to miss

Dembele could miss a strings of important games for Barca, such as as league games against Betis, Sevilla, Villarreal, Cadiz, Almeria, and Valencia.

It’s the first injury Dembele has had since Xavi took over in November 2021.

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