Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has suffered a torn hamstring and will be out until January, the club have confirmed.
Dortmund announced the injury news when revealing their line-up for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Lazio.
Speaking to Sky Germany prior to the match, head coach Lucien Favre admitted that he may have made a mistake by not giving Haaland more rest.
“Haaland will not be able to play until January,” Favre said. “He may have played too much.
“At first we thought it wouldn’t be that bad,” Favre added on the injury Haaland suffered in training. “But he can’t play now.”
The injury is a major blow to Dortmund, with the 20-year-old having established himself as one of Europe’s best strikers since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January.
Haaland scored 15 goals in just 18 appearances for Dortmund last season and has started the current season even better, with 17 strikes in 14 games across all competitions.
Dortmund have a busy fixture list for December, with seven games remaining in the month. Haaland is now set to miss all of those matches, which will take place across the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal.
With Haaland out, Dortmund could rely more heavily on 16-year-old sensation Youssoufa Moukoko, who recently became the youngest player in Bundesliga history. Continue reading