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Fulham boss Mark Hughes has confirmed striker Moussa Dembele is out for three weeks after suffering an ankle injury on international duty.

Dembele was hurt during Belgium’s game with Russia on Wednesday night and will be out of action until December.

The summer signing from AZ Alkmaar missed three weeks earlier in the season after suffering ankle ligament damage following a challenge by Stoke City full-back Andy Wilkinson.

Hughes has revealed Dembele has aggravated the same ankle problem and he will be unavailable for the next few weeks.

“Unfortunately we’ve lost Moussa Dembele for about three weeks,” Hughes said.

“He went over on his ankle on Wednesday night and it’s the same ankle he injured against Stoke.

“He’s aggravated that injury and damaged it.”

Dembele has scored twice in 10 Premier League appearances for Fulham, with both goals coming in a 2-1 home win over Wolves prior to his original ankle injury. . .