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Ousmane Dembele targets squad training return in two weeks after injury layoff

Ousmane Dembele ruptured his left thigh tendon in September, just weeks after joining the Liga giants FC Barcelona for £96million from Borussia Dortmund.

football Updated: Nov 27, 2017 16:04 IST
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Ousmane Dembele will be making his return for FC Barcelona after a lengthy absence due to injury.(AFP)

Ousmane Dembele hopes to be back training with the FC Barcelona squad in two weeks as he continues his recovery from injury.

The Franceforward ruptured his left thigh tendon in September, just weeks after joining the Liga giants for £96million from Borussia Dortmund.

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The 20-year-old was back visiting his old side Rennes at the weekend.

And, in a video posted by Canal Plus, the youngstertold employees of the Ligue 1 side that he expects to step up his rehabilitation further early next month.

“It’s okay, two more weeks I think,” he said.

“And after [that] I go [to train] with the group.”

Despite losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in August, Barca have coped well in Dembele’s absence, Ernesto Valverde leading the team to top spot in LaLiga, four points clear of second-placed Valencia.

If his recovery remains on schedule, Dembele could be available for the first Clasico of the Liga season against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on December 23.

First Published: Nov 27, 2017 16:04 IST