Another injury for a Barcelona player. With 20 minutes gone against Getafe, Dembélé played a simple back-heel as he ran to the bye-line, and felt a small pain in the back of his left leg, which fairly quickly left him unable to carry on. He was substituted for Deulofeu on 29 minutes.
Dembélé: ruptured tendon
The injury was to one of the hamstrings, the biceps femoris, although not an injury to the muscle itself but a ruptured tendon, at its point of insertion into the fibula.
After clinical investigation and scans, Barcelona's medical service confirmed the diagnosis and the player has chosen to undergo surgical treatment of the injury in Finland, under the care of Dr Orava, a well-known name to many football fans, and footballers who have suffered this kind of injury.
Dembélé injury: serious, but no long-term consequences
Dembélé's injury is a serious one, in terms of how long the recovery takes. It used to be treated conservatively, but nowadays the general trend is to intervene surgically, with a an average of three to four months out for the player. The good news for Barcelona and Dembélé is that it rarely leaves long term consequences.