Haaland faces another lay-off

23 October 2021 00:07:31 GMTPlus11
Marco Rose has confirmed an injury setback

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is set for a second lay-off of the season after being ruled out for a few weeks due to a fresh hip problem.

Dortmund, second in the Bundesliga and 6/1 to take the title off rivals Bayern Munich, are set to be without their top scorer for "a couple of weeks", according to head coach Marco Rose.

Haaland sits out again

That rules him out of this weekend's trip to Arminia Bielefeld and next week's showdown with Cologne, but it could also mean the Norwegian frontman sits out the trip to RB Leipzig on November 3rd, the last league game before the next international break.

That he's out again is not good for us, it's not great for the lad.

Marco Rose

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It's a bitter blow to Dortmund, especially as Haaland had only just returned from a month on the sidelines, scoring twice on his comeback in last week's 3-1 win over Mainz.

He also played the full 90 minutes in their 4-0 defeat at Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The 21-year-old has already scored 13 goals in ten matches this season and has scored 70 goals in 69 games for Dortmund since joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg at the end of 2019.

Rose confirms setback

"Erling will be out, we'll be without him for a couple of weeks even," Dortmund boss Rose told the German media.

"He has a hip flexor injury which simply doesn't make it possible for him to play. It's the same thigh, but another location.

"Erling was really down yesterday because he was happy to be back again. That he's out again is not good for us, it's not great for the lad."

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