Erling Haaland could be ruled out for the rest of the year due to hip injury

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund against Ajax at Amsterdam
Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund against Ajax at Amsterdam

Reports state that the Dortmund striker’s injury is worse than expected.

Erling Haaland has been absent since Dortmund’s Champions League game against Ajax due to a hip injury.

It was reported earlier that the Norwegian striker could be sidelined for a few weeks, although Dortmund hadn’t confirmed the extension of the injury.

According to a new report from BILD, Haaland’s injury appears to be worse than expected and he could be ruled out of action for the rest of the year.

It comes as a huge blow for Die Borussen since Haaland has been their best player over the last two seasons.

The 21-year-old helped Dortmund secure the Champions League spot last season and has carried his brilliant form to this season as well.

He has netted 13 goals and 4 assists so far in all competitions this season, challenging Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski for the Bundesliga Golden boot.

With Dortmund currently sitting right behind leaders Bayern Munich in the league – trailing by a point, Haaland’s injury is the least they would have wanted.

It remains to be seen how they can cope with the absence of Haaland, especially when the quest for Bundesliga and Champions League is starting to heat up.

Marco Rose’s side managed to win last night’s DFB Pokal game against Ingolstadt without Haaland as Thorgan Hazard scored a match-winning brace. Dortmund will face FC Koln in the weekend Bundesliga game.