The France international will go under the knife for the knee injury he sustained during France’s Euro 2020 clash, according to Barcelona.
have pronounced that
will undergo surgery next Monday. The forward hurt his knee duringFrance
’s 1-1 draw againstHungary
at Euro 2020, playing for 30 minutes before he had to be replaced by Thomas Lemar.
France revealed that the 24-year-old will miss the rest of the tournament and when the Blaugrana have done more tests they realized that he had a dislocation in his right knee’s biceps tendon.
Barcelona gave another update, which read:
"Ousmane Dembele is to undergo surgery on June 28 in Turku, Finland.
"Doctor Lasse Lempainen will be performing the operation on the Frenchman's dislocated biceps tendon in his right knee, under the watchful eye of the FC Barcelona medical services."
Although Dembele’s return is unknown, some reports claim that he will be out of action for three months. He posted a message on social media on Tuesday to thank those who wished him well and promised to return stronger.
"Hi all, as you may have read or heard here and there, it is time for me to leave the France team,"
he posted on
"It's just a goodbye as they say! I will come back even stronger as I always have. The challenges make me grow.
"The weeks we spent training and surpassing ourselves have united us like never before. This group is strong and I know it. We all know each other!
"So I join you and become a supporter of Les Bleus!
"We must follow through on what we have started and, as always, give the best of ourselves. I trust us, I trust them!
"As for me, I will return very soon and thank you for your essential support!"