7.7.2021

The France and FC Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé underwent surgery at Sports Hospital in Turku on Monday, 28 June 2021. The procedure, performed by Orthopaedic Surgeon Lasse Lempainen, was a success.

The France national team’s forward Ousmane Dembélé was injured in the match between Hungary and France on 19 June in the Euro 2020 competition currently underway. The injury occurred when Dembélé turned sharply to dribble past an opposition player. By mutual decision of FC Barcelona and the player himself, Dembélé sought treatment with Orthopaedic Surgeon Lasse Lempainen in Turku.

“The injury required surgery, and the operation took place on Monday as planned. The player suffered a complete tear of the tendon of his right proximal hamstring around the knee area. FC Barcelona’s doctor Jordi Puigdellivol observed the operation, and we are very happy with the result,” says Lempainen.

“There were no warning signs. My hamstring felt good. I have a good season behind me and I’m in better physical condition than ever. The injury is annoying but I believe that, with the surgery and rehab, I’ll be able to return to the top level stronger than ever,” says Dembélé.

Dembélé has a four-month rehabilitation period ahead, planned together by Lempainen and FC Barcelona’s medical team.

“The idea is that we’ll keep a close eye on his recovery together. The goal of the rehabilitation is to improve Dembélé’s level and performance even further. Another important goal is to prevent similar injuries from happening in the future,” concludes Lempainen.