The Norwegian international, Erling Haaland, will be absent “for a few weeks” from the competitions, according to what the Borussia Dortmund coach announced on Friday, which constitutes a major setback for the German team, which relies a lot on its young star.
Marco Rose said during a press conference on the sidelines of his team’s match against its host Armenia Bielefeld in the league on Saturday that Haaland “will be absent for a few weeks due to a hip injury,” adding that his return “will take a little time.”
The 21-year-old played the entire match in which Dortmund suffered a 4-0 defeat against Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Haaland wrote on his Twitter account: “It is time to focus on the recovery process. I will come back stronger.”
This injury is considered a major blow to Dortmund, who is ranked second in the Bundesliga, one point behind leaders Bayern Munich, while the Norwegian shares the top scorer with Poland’s Robert Lewandowski, the Bavarian team’s top scorer with 9 goals.