Erling Haaland has suffered a setback in his recovery from a foot injury. The striker has missed Manchester City’s last 8 games with the injury. He is now expected to be out until next month as he continues to recover from the injury.
Pep Guardiola revealed that the striker has suffered a setback during his recovery. The City boss has revealed he isn’t expecting to have the star striker back until February. Speaking in the embargoed section of his pre-game press conference ahead of his side’s clash with Newcastle Guardiola explained Haaland’s situation. He told the media that the striker hadn’t trained this week. Pep explained: “No. A little bit (of a setback), but he’s fine. A little bit of a problem, a little bit of disturbance in his feet, and the doctors decided to stop (him training for) one week and restart maybe in Abu Dhabi and hopefully, at the end of this month, he’ll be ready. It was a little bit more than we expected at the beginning, in his bone, and the bone needs time. Every injury you can do whatever you want, it’s a question of time, and at the end of this month maybe he’ll be ready to come back.”
It was expected that Haaland could return for this weekend’s clash with Eddie Howe’s side. But the injury setback means the return of City’s number 9 will have to wait. Pep Guardiola had previously revealed that Haaland would miss this weekend’s match against Newcastle.
The treble winners are hoping that Erling Haaland can return to training during their midseason training camp in Abu Dhabi. The European champions will head to Abu Dhabi for warm-weather training following their Premier League match against Newcastle.