English club Manchester City were thrown into panic yesterday, Thursday, during a friendly match between Norway and the Faroe Islands after their Norwegian striker Erling Haaland suffered an ankle injury.
Haaland was not a starter in the match and entered the second half before being injured in the final minutes of the match, which ended with Norway winning by two unanswered goals.
Haaland’s new injury appears to be a repeat of the ankle injury that forced him out of Manchester City’s 6-1 Premier League win over Bournemouth a few days ago.
Haaland’s new injury comes ahead of Manchester City’s match against Liverpool next week in the English Premier League.
But Norway’s medical team was keen to downplay the severity of Haaland’s injury.
Norway team doctor Ola Sand said: “He (Haaland) suffered a slight ankle sprain because he became a little weak. The ankle injury hurts a lot right away, but then the pain goes away very quickly.”
He added: “He’ll get some treatment now, then rest and then we’ll see how he does tomorrow (Saturday) morning.”
The leader of the English Premier League with 28 points, Manchester City, will meet its direct rival Liverpool (27 points) on November 25.