Barcelona's Ousame Dembele undergoes leg surgery, will miss over three months

Barcelona's hot start to the season may be hard to keep up. On Sunday, the club announced that new record signing Ousmane Dembele, Neymar's replacement, would miss significant time after rupturing a bicep in his thigh in the 2-1 win over Getafe on Saturday, and on Tuesday the club announced that he underwent surgery repair a ruptured biceps femoris in his left leg, with a return expected in 3 1/2 months. 

The French international joined the club just weeks ago from Borussia Dortmund and had shown some flashes in a couple starts, but now Barca must figure out what to do without the player. Gerard Deulofeu will likely move into the starting lineup as a result. 

It's never easy to get a new player and then lose them for months, but the 20-year-old's health must be the focal point and need not rush him back. 

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