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Erling Haaland Sidelined Several Weeks by Hip-Flexor Injury; Schulz and Meunier also out

Head coach Marco Rose announced the star striker’s injury and several others ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s match against Armenia Bielefeld.

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In his Friday press conference ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s match against Armenia Bielefeld, head coach Marco Rose announced that superstar striker Erling Haaland had suffered a hip-flexor injury and would be sidelined for several weeks. Thomas Meunier and Nico Schulz will also miss Dortmund’s next game (kicker).

The news amounts to injury after insult, coming days after Ajax Amsterdam shocked the Black and Yellow in a 4-0 Champions League rout in Amsterdam.

It is the second injury for Haaland this season. The Norwegian has already missed Dortmund‘s Bundesliga games against Gladbach (1-0 loss) and Augsburg (2-1 win), as well as their Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon (1-0 win).

Referring to the earlier injury, Rose said, “It is the same thigh, only a different place.” Pressed by journalists as to whether it was the same injury or a secondary injury in consequence to the first, Rose declined to speculate. “I am not a doctor,” he said.

Meanwhile, left back Nico Schulz is expected to miss at least two weeks on account of a torn muscle, and Meunier is nursing a bruised foot that he suffered in Amsterdam. Mo Dahoud is also not fit to play on account of a sprained MCL.

“We will have to throw something together,” Rose said in response to the question of how he will respond. “We nevertheless see an opportunity to win a Bundesliga game, in Bielefeld” he said.