Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will be out for up to four months with a ruptured tendon in his left thigh.
The French forward will have surgery on the injury in Finland this week. He was substituted after just 29 minutes of Barcelona’s La Liga win at Getafe on Saturday.
Dembele is yet to score for the Spanish club, who he joined for £97m from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the summer transfer window.
Barcelona released the following statement: “The player will have surgical treatment by Dr. Sakari Orava next week in Finland. He will be out for between three-and-a-half and four months.”
Dembele is set to miss several big games including La Liga clashes with title rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, as well as the rest of Barcelona’s Champions League group stage games.