Barcelona have confirmed that winger Ousmane Dembélé suffered a thigh injury during Wednesday's 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
The Frenchman jumped for the ball midway through the first half, but looked to be in real pain when he landed. He eventually left the field in tears, managing just 26 minutes of action.
AS add that club doctors told Dembélé that it looks like he could miss around five weeks of action, although that was said without any concrete evidence. They believe that it is an aggravation of a previous injury, meaning he will likely miss the remainder of 2019 to recover.
However, there is also a fear that he could be out even longer as he deals with the mental side of his injury struggles. The winger has suffered greatly with various injuries since joining the club, and doctors fear that that could take a mental toll on Dembélé.
"Doctors have to try to find a solution to his injuries," the striker said. "It has happened more than once even after he has recovered. We hope he will be back very soon and will not happen again."
Dembélé was replaced by Antoine Griezmann on Wednesday, and the former Atlético man will likely keep his place in the team going forward while Dembélé recovers.
Youngsters Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez will also offer some much-needed depth for manager Ernesto Valverde, who is facing an incredibly hectic end to 2019.