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Erling Haaland injury update: Why Man City forward is not playing vs Sevilla in Champions League

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Erling Haaland was withdrawn at halftime of Manchester City’s road Champions League match at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, October 25 and the issue has proven more serious than initially believed on the night.

While nothing appeared awry during play, it was revealed after the match that Haaland had suffered an injury against his former club, leading to his withdrawal.

Haaland, who has bagged 17 goals in his first 11 Premier League matches, is gunning for the single-season Premier League goalscoring record, and any missed time could cut into his chances at adding to that total.

Now that he’s missed his first Premier League match, fans are wondering how long the Norwegian superstar will be sidelined, and when he might return to the field.

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Erling Haaland injury news

In the immediate aftermath of the Borussia Dortmund game, the news around Haaland’s injury was positive. It was described by Pep Guardiola in his post-match press conference as a “knock,” saying that Haaland was withdrawn due to a combination of the injury and the fact that he was also dealing with a “fever.”

That made it sound like Haaland wouldn’t miss much time, if any at all. However, he was held out of the October 29 Premier League match against Leicester City, which Man City won 1-0 behind a free-kick goal from Kevin de Bruyne.

But Haaland has yet to heal despite the weekend break. Guardiola revealed the day after the Leicester City match that Haaland was dealing with a foot ligament injury that was somewhat more serious than initially believed.

Guardiola confirmed that Haaland will miss the Champions League game against Sevilla on Wednesday, November 2, and his status for the weekend Premier League match against Fulham is in doubt.

Haaland was caught on video limping noticeably as he walked into a medical clinic on Sunday, casting further doubt on his recovery time.

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When will Erling Haaland return from injury?

Guardiola was asked about Haaland’s injury and the extent to which it might keep him sidelined.

“He has ligament damage,” Guardiola said in the wake of the win over Leicester City. “He feels better, we have one more week. He won’t play against Sevilla, because we have already qualified and hopefully against Fulham he can help us. If not, he might play against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.”

The match against Fulham was set to pit Haaland against Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is third in the Premier League goalscoring chart. Instead, it sounds like that may not come to pass.

From Guardiola’s quotes, it sounds like the more likely return for Haaland, at least from the start of the match, will come Wednesday, November 9 against Chelsea in the EFL Cup.

City were drawn against the Blues in the third round of the competition, an early heavyweight battle in the domestic cup tournament.

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How long is Erling Haaland out with foot injury?

Erling Haaland was injured against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, October 25, withdrawn at halftime of that midweek Champions League game and replaced by Bernardo Silva for the second half.

The Norwegian missed the Premier League match against Leicester City on the following weekend (Saturday, October 29), with Man City winning by a narrow 1-0 scoreline. He was then ruled out of the following Champions League game against Sevilla on Wednesday, November 2.

His status for the Premier League match against Fulham on November 5 is still in question, although judging by Pep Guardiola’s comments it seems his chances of playing in that match are doubtful.

Games Haaland has missed with foot injury

Date Competition Match
Sat, Oct. 29 Premier League Leicester City 0-1 Man City
Wed, Nov. 2 Champions League Man City vs. Sevilla

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Should FPL managers start Haaland in Gameweek 15?

It’s still a fluid situation as to whether Erling Haaland plays for Manchester City against Fulham on Saturday, November 5.

However, judging by Pep Guardiola’s comments, where he said Haaland “can help us” against Fulham, it feels doubtful that he would start in the match, perhaps coming off the bench if available.

At this point, more information is needed to make a definitive determination on whether to start or sit Haaland in Fantasy Premier League. However, it feels at this point like FPL managers should at the very least choose a different captain and vice-captain, or even pull him entirely.

Watch Erling Haaland in Premier League 2022/23

  UK USA Canada Australia
TV channel Sky Sports, BT Sport USA Network, Telemundo, Universo
Streaming NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime fuboTV, Peacock fuboTV Canada Optus Sport

UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.

USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV which offers a free trial for new users. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport


Credit: sportingnews.com

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