Erling Haaland out for a few weeks with a hip flexor injury

Erling Haaland (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)
Erling Haaland (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund will have to make do without Erling Haaland for the next few weeks after the striker suffered a hip flexor injury.

Borussia Dortmund have received a massive blow in their hopes of winning the Bundesliga title this season as Erling Haaland has been ruled out for the next few weeks with a hip flexor injury.

Marco Rose confirmed during his press conference on Friday that Haaland has suffered another injury blow, less than a week after making his return from a thigh injury. While Rose did not reveal exactly how long the Norwegian international will be out for, he did say that the striker faces at least a few weeks on the sidelines.

"“Erling Haaland will be absent for a few weeks,” Rose said during his pre-match press conference. “He has a hip flexor injury. Erling was really down yesterday. He felt really good after the game against Mainz and did not indicate any problems. He gets all the support from the club and the team. He will spend most of his rehab in Dortmund.”"

Haaland has scored 13 goals in just 10 appearances for Borussia Dortmund this season. And his absence will be heavily felt in the Dortmund attack in the weeks to come. The 21 year old’s injury comes at the worst possible time for the Black and Yellows, who have a number of important games coming up over the next few weeks.

In addition to Haaland, Borussia Dortmund will also be without full-backs Thomas Meunier and Nico Schulz for Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Arminia Bielefeld. Meunier is struggling with a knock on his foot, while Schulz has a torn muscle fibre. Raphael Guerreiro, Gio Reyna, Mahmoud Dahoud and Youssoufa Moukoko also remain out for now.

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In some positive news, Dan-Axel Zagadou is closing in on his comeback from injury. The defender will get some match practice for the Borussia Dortmund U-23s in the coming weeks.