Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury in the first half of the Blaugrana’s La Liga clash at Getafe on Saturday. The incident occured after the French man nut-megged two Getafe players at the same time.
The 20-year-old Frenchman—signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer in a deal worth up to £135.5 million and was replaced by Gerard Deulofeu at the Coliseum.
It was Dembele’s first league start in a Barcelona shirt, but it lasted less than half an hour.
He pulled up chasing a ball into the corner of the pitch and was unable to continue.
Barcelona will be desperately hoping it is not a serious injury. Dembele was brought in by the Catalan giants to replace Neymar after the Brazilian surprisingly left the club for Paris Saint-Germain in a £200 million deal.
He started Saturday’s clash in a front three alongside Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi but now faces the prospect of some time on the sidelines depending on the severity of the injury.