Barcelona say Dembele operation successful, lower estimated time out

The operation took place in Finland on Tuesday morning

They think he will be out for 3.5 months instead of the 4 originally stated

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Barcelona published a statement Tuesday announcing that Ousmane Dembélé's operation by Dr. Sakari Orava was successful. The player's ruptured hamstring will now keep him out for 3.5 months instead of the 3.5-4 months originally estimated. 

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Dembele's aim is to get back playing for the start of 2018, and he will still miss the rest of Barcelona's Champions League games as well as clashes with Atletico and Real Madrid in La Liga.

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