Norway’s doctor has confirmed that Erling Haaland “has so much pain” after he picked up an injury during their 2-0 victory over Faroe Islands on Thursday.
Haaland already has 13 Premier League goals this season but he is surprisingly not among the best finishers in the division. He is now at risk of missing Man City’s huge home game against Liverpool next Saturday.
The striker came off the bench during Norway’s 2-0 win over Faroe Islands but he will miss Sunday’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Scotland after picking up an ankle injury.
Scotland have already secured a spot at next year’s Euros but Norway sit third in Group A ahead of Sunday’s final group game so they face the prospect of a play-off.
Norway’s doctor Ola Sand has confirmed that Haaland‘s injury “is not serious” but the Scotland game “comes too early” for him.
“The injury is not serious, but he has so much pain and somewhat limited function that the Scotland game unfortunately comes a little too early,” Sand said in a statement.
Norway head coach Stale Solbakken meanwhile has confirmed that they will not “bring in a replacement” for Haaland.
“It’s obviously a shame that Erling won’t be ready for the game on Sunday, but we’re not going to bring in a replacement,” Solbakken said.
“This is a great opportunity for the attacking players in the squad.”
Haaland has commented on his injury issue himself via social media. He tweeted: “Unfortunately, I am missing tomorrow’s game against Scotland. Wishing the boys all the best. Now treatment and trying to get back asap.”
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