Borussia Dortmund star striker Erling Braut Haaland is sidelined with a leg injury till January.© AFP
Borussia Dortmund star striker Erling Braut Haaland is sidelined with a leg injury till January, however, defender Mats Hummels has mentioned his ankle injury is just not as dangerous as first feared. Haaland, 20, has claimed 17 objectives in 13 games this season, together with six in 4 Champions League games because of the competitors’ joint top-scorer. Nevertheless, Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has confirmed he “will not play once more till January” with a torn leg muscle. “That hurts us, however maybe he has performed a little bit an excessive amount of lately,” Favre added.
The Norway international missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at home to Lazio, which put Dortmund by way of to the final 16 of the Champions League.
A win at Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday will affirm Dortmund as Group F winners.
Hummels needed to be helped off the pitch in clear misery after Lazio goal-scorer Ciro Immobile trod on his ankle late in Wednesday’s recreation.
Nevertheless, Dortmund’s chief defender mentioned the injury is just not critical as first feared.
“I am simply again from the hospital. It appears to prefer it‘s not so dangerous and could possibly be good once more in a couple of days,” Hummels posted on Instagram.
Dortmund, who’s fourth within the Bundesliga, at the moment have loads of strolling wounded as England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17, limped off after the Lazio recreation.
Defender Thomas Meunier and midfielder Emre Can have already been dominated out with knocks.
“Just a few players are on their final legs,” admitted sports activities director Michael Zorc with one eye on Saturday’s league match at Eintracht Frankfurt.