Erling Haaland injury: Manchester City striker being assessed 'day by day'

Sat, Dec 16, 2023
By editor


Source: BBC Sport

MANCHESTER City striker Erling Haaland is being assessed “day by day” as he attempts to recover from a foot injury for the Club World Cup next week.

Haaland, 23, has missed City’s last two games and is unavailable for Saturday’s home meeting with Crystal Palace.

City travel to Saudi Arabia after facing the Eagles and will face either Mexico’s Club Leon or Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

“I’m not worried. It’s not a fracture, just stress,” Pep Guardiola said.

“He arrived today, he will see the doctors and then we will see. The doctors say we have to take it day by day or week by week and see how he feels.

“Hopefully, he can travel to Saudi, whether he can play the first game or the second, I don’t know.”

Haaland is City’s leading marksman with 19 goals across all competitions this season and he is the pace-setter in the Premier League scoring charts with 14 goals in 15 appearances.

City are fourth in the Premier League, four points behind leaders Liverpool, after winning just one of their past five league fixtures.

After winning the Treble last season, City have won every trophy available since Guardiola took charge in 2016 at least once.

They are set to appear in the Club World Cup for the first time following their maiden success in the Champions League.


December 16, 2023 @ 10:48 GMT|