What initially appeared to be a slight knock for FC Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé has potentially turned into a season-ending injury for the Frenchman according to a report from Marca.
INJURY UPDATE | Tests carried out on Ousmane Dembélé today have confirmed that he has a complete proximal hamstring tear in his right thigh. In the next few hours a decision will be made on the treatment to be followed for his recovery. pic.twitter.com/fk7KgzaMC6
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 4, 2020
After feeling some discomfort after a training session on Monday, further tests have revealed that the 22-year-old has suffered a “complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the right femoral biceps.”
Dembélé was on the France team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with Kylian Mbappé. After the news broke of his devastating injury, Mbappé took to social media to show his support for his compatriot.
Je sais que pour toi ça doit faire beaucoup et que ça devient insoutenable, mais il faut que tu restes fort malgré tout.
Bien sûr c’est plus facile à dire qu’à faire mais moi je serai toujours là pour te soutenir et je sais que tu vas revenir nous épater ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BrVpX56hnl
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) February 4, 2020
“My brother, I know that for you it must be a lot and that it becomes unbearable, but you must remain strong despite everything. Of course, it’s easier said than done but I will always be there to support you and I know you will come back to amaze us.”
Dembélé has an extensive injury history since joining Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. According to journalist Albert Ortega, the Frenchman has had eight injuries resulting in him missing 63 matches.
The words from Mbappé won’t heal Dembélé’s injury any faster but knowing he has the support of Mbappé and many others will hopefully encourage him to work harder than ever so that he can return and be the player we all know he can be.
Everyone at PSG Talk wishes Dembélé a fast recovery.
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