The bold claim was made by surgeon Sakari Orava, the man who operated on Dembele's injury in Finland a few months ago

By 90Min
November 03, 2017

Barcelona's French winger Ousmane Dembele's injury may have been worsened by the pressure put on the youngster after his mega-money move from Borussia Dortmund. 

The bold claim was made by Finnish surgeon Sakari Orava, the man who operated on Dembele's injury in Finland a few months ago. He told Mundo Deportivo that Dembele's desire to impress might be part of what caused the severity of the injury. 

When asked about the cause of the injury, Orava said: "Maybe it was a sin of youth not to say I felt discomfort in that area before. The pressure to which he has been exposed after his signing for the club could also influence."

Dembele only managed to make three appearances for Barcelona before getting injured against Getafe. The Frenchman is hoping to make a quick recovery to be match-fit for the first Clasico of the season that takes place in December. However Orava believes that this is an optimistic estimation. 

"For the moment, Dembélé's recovery is going well. I am in permanent contact with [Barcelona's] Dr. Pruna, who is in charge of sending me the reports of the controls they are doing to Dembélé, and for now everything is correct" he added. 

"He, like young boys of his age, is very optimistic, but it is preferable to be cautious."

Dr. Orava has not ruled out travelling to Barcelona to assess how the recovery process has been going. 

He said "It will depend on how it evolves, although if everything continues as before, maybe it is not necessary because the evolution is good, although it should not be noted that he can come." 

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