Erling Haaland will skip Norway’s October matches due to a thigh ailment. This thigh problem has already kept him out of action on the club level, for Borussia Dortmund, in recent weeks. And now, due to this injury, among other football news, Haaland will miss playing with Norway this month, too.
Prior to suffered the thigh injury, Haaland had a fantastic start to the season. In fact, he scored seven goals and made four assists across only five Bundesliga games.
He hasn’t played in any of his team’s last three games, though, missing league games against Augsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach. He could not be present and playing for Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League 1-0 win against Sporting CP as well.
Football News – Haaland Will Miss Playing with Norway This Month
As a result of all this, there had been serious concerns over Haaland’s availability for Norway’s next, upcoming October matches.
Norway will be up against Turkey, Montenegro, and Latvia.
But Borussia Dortmund club manager Marco Rose has noted that Haaland continued to struggle to even walk throughout the weekend.
“Erling has been trying to play for days now… He told me, ‘I would love to play, but I can’t move the way I want to. I can’t even walk,” Rose said.
“This is the status quo we are working with, and I think it would be clever if we could all stop speculating. I understand the Norwegian federation,” Rose continued to contextualize the situation. “He is a human being, not a machine. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.”
Haaland himself has since ended this uncertainty by addressing his fan base via his official Twitter.
The player tweeted the following on Monday morning: “Hi folks, sorry for not getting ready for the national matches. Had enjoyed myself. Anyway, good luck to Norway.”