Manchester City’s star striker, Erling Haaland, is feared to have exacerbated a previous left ankle injury during a friendly match representing Norway. Haaland entered the game as a halftime substitute in Norway’s 2-0 victory over the Faroe Islands last Thursday.
According to Norway’s team doctor, Ola Sand, Haaland experienced a minor twist in his ankle towards the end of the match. Despite the discomfort, Haaland continued to play until the final whistle. However, Sand expressed concern about the vulnerability of Haaland’s ankle.
“It causes immediate pain, which subsides fairly quickly. We will assess his condition tomorrow,” Sand shared with Norwegian TV. Norway’s coach, Stale Solbakken, added that this is a recurring injury for Haaland.
It’s worth noting that Haaland had previously suffered an ankle injury during Manchester City’s 6-1 triumph over Bournemouth in the Premier League on November 4. Despite this, he was back on the field for City’s next match just three days later.
Manchester City, currently leading the league, is scheduled to face second-placed Liverpool when the Premier League resumes on November 25. The potential absence of Haaland could have significant implications for this crucial match..