Norway team doctor issues Erling Haaland injury update as Manchester City striker limps off
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Haaland came off the bench at half-time in Norway’s 2-0 win but went down in the closing stages clutching his left ankle.
City’s prolific striker was looking to add a third to the home side’s tally but fell awkwardly after failing to convert Mohammed Elyounoussi’s 87th-minute cross.
‘It was much of the same that happened against Bournemouth a week and a half ago. He has had it before too,’ Ola Sand, Norway’s team doctor, told Norwegian outlet VG.
‘He gets a slight twist in his ankle, where he is a bit vulnerable. It hurts a lot right away, and then it goes away pretty quickly.
‘Now he will receive some treatment, then there will be peace and rest and then we will see how he is tomorrow morning.
‘We have already spoken to City. Erling has spoken to both Manchester City and [their chief doctor] Mario [Pafundi] already.’
Haaland was withdrawn at half-time against Bournemouth at the start of the month with a similar injury, but the 23-year-old was able to return for their midweek Champions League clash against Young Boys.
City take on Liverpool at home on November 25th with Jurgen Klopp’s side just a point behind them.
Guardiola has already lost John Stones and Kevin de Bruyne to long-term injuries, while Nathan Ake, Matheus Nunez and Mateo Kovacic all pulled out of their respective nations’ squads during this international break.
Norway will be hoping that Haaland will be fit for their crunch final Euro 2024 qualifier against Scotland as they hope to secure a spot in the playoffs.
In his absence against the Faroe Islands, fellow City striker Oscar Bobb deputised to great effect, with the 20-year-old scoring his first international goal with a wonderful finish.