Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele injured again
Poor Ousmane Dembele.
Barcelona have today confirmed that the French international is injured again.
The Catalans were beaten 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao in round one of the new La Liga season.
With Leo Messi already sidelined, 22-year-old Dembele picked up a hamstring strain in the match.
Barcelona have released a statement on the injury:
A medical examination on Ousmane Dembele has diagnosed a strain of his left hamstring and the Frenchman is set to be out for approximately five weeks as a result.
— FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona_fra) August 19, 2019
To compound matters, Luis Suarez also exited the Bilbao game with a calf injury.
Barcelona, of course, have also loaned Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich.
Did Ousmane Dembele sleep for 5 hours on an airport couch?
Spanish TV show El Chiringuito are claiming that Dembele may have aggravated his injury.
In the first startling claim, Dembele is accused of refusing to have a medical exam after the Bilbao game at the request of Xavier Yanguas.
Dembele reportedly refused the exam because he wanted to travel to Senegal. Moreover, Dembele is accused of initially downplaying his injury.
Then, after only leaving his Barcelona teammates at 2 am after the Bilbao defeat, Dembele reportedly turned up at a private airfield at 10 am on Saturday morning.
In a bizarre claim, it’s said that Dembele ended up sleeping on a sofa in the airport for five hours as he waited for his brother to show up.
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How did Ousmane Dembele’s injury really happen?
Spanish radio station Onda Cero have also claimed that Barcelona have their doubts over how Dembele’s injury really happened.
The accusation is that Dembele wasn’t really injured after Bilbao, but he actually hurt himself while on vacation in Senegal.
🎙️ @Alfremartinezz: “Dembélé no dijo nada después del partido y se fue a Senegal. Hoy empezó a entrenar y al rato sufrió un dolor y ahora tiene para 5 semanas”.
— El Transistor (@ElTransistorOC) August 19, 2019