Ousmane Dembele likely to be out of action till the New Year

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Barcelona new boy Ousmane Dumbele is set to be out of action until the new year although his recovery from a hamstring operation is on course.

The doctor, Sakari Orava, who carried out the operation on the forward at the club’s request has the belief that the original time frame that was placed on his recovery which is about 3 to 4 months is very possible.

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Ousmane Dembele was substituted in Barcelona’s game against Getafe last month with a hamstring tear on his official first league start for the club.

“I am constantly in contact with Dr. Pruna at Barcelona and he is giving me detailed reports about what the player is doing,” Orava informed El Mundo Deportivo.

“At this point everything is on course and the recovery is going well. A time scan? Like most youngsters he is optimistic, but my preference is to approach this with more caution and stay with the first timescale.

“The cause of injury? Maybe it was the pressure the pressure he had been exposed to after signing for the club, not saying he had previously felt pain in that area.”

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