The worst has been confirmed. Ousmane Dembele's bad luck continues with injuries since he joined Barcelona in 2017. He's now had nine in total, one after the other, which has left him unable to find any sort of consistency.
His latest came in the first half of Wednesday's Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund. The Frenchman was was taken off with a thigh problem and has undergone several tests over the last few days to determine the extent of the injury.
On Friday, through an official statement, Barcelona confirmed that he will be out for around 10 weeks. Two and a half months away from the game.
It's another setback for Ernesto Valverde, who will be without Dembele until February. He will miss a number of important games, including Sunday's trip to Atletico Madrid and December's Clasico against Real Madrid.
Dembele will also be absent for the Spanish Super Cup, which is now a four-team competition and will take place in January in Saudi Arabia.
However, to look on the bright side, he will be back in February. Barça will hope he can stay fit for the season's run-in, which will include the latter stages of the Champions League. After the win over Dortmund, they're in the last 16 once again.