Erling Haaland has picked up an injury only days before Manchester City meet Liverpool in a huge Premier League clash.
The striker fell to the ground holding his ankle after coming off the bench during Norway’s 2-0 win over the Faroe Islands on Thursday.
He looked in a lot of pain as he clutched his leg, raising concerns over whether he would be fit for Man City’s crucial upcoming fixture.
And there has now been an update issued by his national team…
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However, after his latest issue, he continued to play the remainder of the game.
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After taking some tests, medical staff came to the conclusion that the 23-year-old’s knock would force him to miss Norway’s game against Scotland.
Haaland was confirmed to be ruled out of the Euro 2024 qualifier, in a statement released on Saturday.
Norway’s team doctor Ola Sand said: “The injury is not serious, but he is in so much pain and somewhat restricted function that the Scotland game unfortunately comes a little too early.”
Meanwhile, manager Stale Solbakken revealed he won’t be bringing in a replacement for Haaland despite his absence.
“It is of course a shame that Erling will not be ready for the match on Sunday, but we will not be bringing in a replacement,” he said.
“This is a great opportunity for the offensive players in the squad to show off.”
Haaland’s knock will be a huge concern for Man City, although Sand admitting the injury is ‘not serious’ will ease worries slightly.
And Fabrizio Romano has now reported that Haaland should be fit after the international break.
They take on Liverpool in the Premier League next Saturday as the top two in the table meet for a blockbuster at the Etihad.