Dembele in wheelchair as he travels to Finland for surgery



Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Marca.com

Dembele in wheelchair as he travels to Finland for surgery

It was just 29 minutes into his first LaLiga start when Ousmane Dembele suffered a severe muscle injury, the Frenchman has been pictured in a wheelchair on Monday morning as he traveled to Finland for surgery.

He will be operated on by Dr. Sakari Orava on Tuesday with the full extent of the damage being revealed in a club statement on Sunday.

Barcelona noted that the 20-year-old had ruptured the tendon in his left hamstring.

Dembele was accompanied on his flight to Finland by Los Cules' own Dr. Ricard Pruna after tests on Sunday showed the injury to the former Borussia Dortmund forward to be far more serious than many expected.

Out for between three and four months, at first it had been suspected that a mere hamstring injury would only keep the Blaugrana's record signing out of action for a month.

As such Dembele will not play again for his new team until at least the beginning of 2018.



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