Erling Haaland has taken the soccer world by storm ever since he arrived at Manchester City. The Norwegian has been in sensational form in front of goal in his debut season for the Premier League champions.
There were questions raised about whether he will be a fit for Pep Guardiola’s style of play. But all the doubts have been thrown away by the striker as he has already scored 42 goals for the club in all competitions.
This is Haaland’s best season so far bettering his record at Borussia Dortmund and what is scarier is that we are still in March. It didn’t seem like anyone is going to stop Haaland in this form but unfortunately, his form might derail after he recently suffered an injury.
Erling Braut Haaland will miss the games against Spain and Georgia due to a groin injury 🚨🔵🇳🇴 #MCFC
Haaland has left the Norway squad, as official FA statement announced. pic.twitter.com/iAbvgZQZuu
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 21, 2023
The Norwegian Football Federation recently announced that Haaland won’t be taking part in the country’s international games. This was due to Erling suffering from a groin injury he recently sustained.
How did Erling Haaland injure his groin?
The Man City striker suffered an injury during the club’s recent FA Cup quarter-final against Burnley. Haaland scored a fantastic hat trick inside the hour mark to help his side but had to be subbed off soon.
This was Haaland’s second hat trick in a row as he also scored five goals against RB Leipzig in the UCL. His performances helped his side win with a huge margin of 6-0 and 7-0 against Burnley and Leipzig respectively.
ERLING HAALAND HAT TRICK!
HE HAS 8 GOALS IN HIS LAST 2 GAMES 😱 pic.twitter.com/u3vvSEckPb
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 18, 2023
Haaland had complained of the injury soon after being subbed off but still went to join his country. He wanted to help his nation in their Euro 2024 qualifier games against Spain and Georgia. But the unfortunate news was broken by Norway’s Head Coach who announced that Erling would be going back to City to start the treatment for the injury.
When will Erling Haaland return?
Manchester City wouldn’t want to lose their star striker as we move into the business end of the season. But the injury news might have caused some headaches for Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff. The Blues are currently fighting for 3 trophies and have a packed schedule with games coming thick and fast.
There are no updates yet on the seriousness of the injury by Man City currently. But if Haaland’s injury would be a serious one, it could mean he sees a month out on the sidelines. This could turn disastrous for Man City as they are chasing league leaders Arsenal in the Premier League.
🚨 NEW: Erling Haaland is an injury doubt for Liverpool next weekend. #lfc [times]
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 21, 2023
Man City face Liverpool in their next game while they face Bayern Munich in the UCL after that. Pep Guardiola wouldn’t want to miss his talisman for these crucial games that could be season-defining.
It has to be seen that it wasn’t an injury scare on first look but was only announced after Haaland joined the Norway team. This could mean that the injury isn’t a serious one and Haaland could be back with the team soon. Pep would want him available for the crucial tie against Liverpool.