Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barca league start

Dembele suffers hamstring injury in first Barca league start
By Reuters

16/09/2017 at 17:09Updated 16/09/2017 at 17:11

MADRID, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Ousmane Dembele suffered a hamstring injury and was substituted in his first La Liga start for Barcelona during their clash with Getafe on Saturday.

The French winger was taken off in the 29th minute for Gerard Deulofeu, with the scoreline goalless at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

"Ousmane Dembele has a hamstring injury in his left leg, more tests are needed to find out the extent of the injury," said Barcelona in a statement.

Dembele, Barcelona’s record signing, had started against Juventus in the club’s 3-0 Champions League win on Tuesday.

Reports in Spanish media suggested the 20-year-old would miss three weeks, which includes league fixtures against Eibar, Girona and Las Palmas, as well as a Champions League clash in Lisbon against Sporting.

Dembele became Barcelona’s record signing in August when the Catalans paid Borussia Dortmund a fee which could reach 147 million euros ($175.53 million) with add-ons, after Neymar departed for Paris Saint-Germain. ($1 = 0.8375 euros) (Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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