Haaland out for Scotland game with ankle injury

The Norwegian sustained the injury in a friendly and is a huge doubt for Man City-Liverpool

Erling Haaland has been sidelined for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers game between Norway and Scotland with an ankle injury.

The striker sustained the injury during Norway’s 2-0 win over Faroe Islands on Thursday, despite staying the entire length of the match.

The 23-year-old now faces a race against time to get back to fitness for the pivotal Manchester City-Liverpool clash next Saturday.

It is the second time this month the City striker has been forced to limp off due to twisting his ankle – the first incident occurred on November 4 against Bournemouth.

Norway’s team doctor, Ola Sand, has given positive feedback by stating that the issue is not a serious one.

“It was much of the same that happened against Bournemouth a week-and-a-half ago.” he said. “He has had it before too.”

“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. Then we’ll see tomorrow how he is then.”

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