FC Barcelona has released a statement revealing the nature of the injury sustained by French international Osman Dembele in yesterday’s match against Girona in matchday 19 of the Spanish Football League.
Dembele fell on the field without anyone’s intervention, in the 25th minute, and could not complete the match, so Pedri came on instead.
Barcelona said in a brief statement via Twitter: “Tests carried out last night, Saturday, on first team player Ousmane Dembele showed that he had a left thigh anterior rectal injury.”
LATEST NEWS | Tests this evening on Ousmane Dembele revealed that he had a damaged rectus femoris muscle on his left thigh. He is out and his recovery will determine his availability. pic.twitter.com/hG8WskAla3
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 28, 2023
He added: “The date of his return will be determined depending on the development of his condition.”
It is worth noting that the confrontation between Barcelona and Girona ended in victory for the Catalan team with an unanswered goal scored by Pedri, who replaced Dembele.