Ousmane Dembele out with thigh problem as Barcelona’s injury list grows with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez also sidelined
- Barcelona confirmed Ousmane Dembele will miss five weeks with a thigh injury
- Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez also injured and in race to be fit for Real Betis clash
- Barcelona lost to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga opener and looking to bounce back
The club said on Monday that Dembele has a left thigh muscle injury and is expected to be sidelined for five weeks.
It’s the latest setback for the speedy 22-year-old Frenchman who was coming off a season plagued by injuries.
Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for five weeks with a thigh injury
He started in the 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao on Friday in the Spanish league opener.
Messi was hurt in the preseason and didn’t play in Bilbao, while Suarez didn’t make it past half-time of the opener.
It remains unclear whether Messi and Suarez will be available for the La Liga second-round match against Real Betis this weekend.
Messi has a greater chance of being in the lineup against Betis but he didn’t practice with the group on Monday.
Suarez is not as likely to be fit in time for Sunday’s game.
Luis Suarez, along with Lionel Messi, is in a race to be fit to play for the club against Real Betis
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