Haaland ruled out for the rest of 2020 due to hamstring injury

Erling Haaland-Borussia Dortmund

The Norwegian striker was absent for Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League clash against Lazio.

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is set to miss the rest of 2020 through the hamstring injury, which he picked up prior to the Champions League clash against Lazio.

The Norwegian, who missed out the game against the Serie A side – which eventually ended in a 1-1 draw, is also expected to miss the games against Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Werder Bremen and Union Berlin. He won’t be participating in next week’s UCL fixture against Zenit.

Dortmund confirmed the injury through the club’s official Twitter handle ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game.

 “Erling Haaland [hamstring injury] and Emre Can [muscular problems] are not available in today’s squad. Get well soon, boys!”

Haaland has been performing at the highest level this season and his injury comes as a setback for Die Borussen.

The 20-year-old has racked up a total of 16 goals in all competitions and he is currently second behind Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga scoring charts and the joint top scorer in Champions League with Alvaro Morata.

His absence, however, wouldn’t affect Dortmund in the Champions League as they have already qualified for the next round following last night’s draw.

Dortmund are fourth in the Bundesliga table and Haaland’ injury could play down their hopes of pushing for the top spot.

Nevertheless, Lucian Favre could turn towards prodigious talent Youssoufa Moukoko, who has already made two first-team appearances this season.