Norway’s football association have confirmed that Manchester City star Erling Haaland will miss their European qualifier against Scotland due to an injury.

The striker suffered an ankle injury in his country’s 2-0 win over Serbia on Thursday, and the national team doctor, Ola Sand, had stated the Manchester City star will have to carry out tests to find out the extent of the damage.

After consulting with Norway manager Ståle Solbakken and Sand, Norway have now made a decision to leave the 23-year-old out of the squad for Sunday’s fixture against Scotland. The doctor, however, has insisted Haaland’s injury isn’t serious.

“The injury isn’t serious, but he is in so much pain and somewhat restricted function that the Scotland game unfortunately comes a little too early,” he said.

Meanwhile, Solbakken has stated he’ll not bring in a replacement for the frontman for the weekend clash.

On November 25th, Manchester City will host Liverpool in the league clash and the latest news about Haaland would certainly not please both Pep Guardiola and the treble winners.

The Citizens are leading the league table and are one point ahead of the Reds, who are in the second spot. The former Borussia Dortmund man’s absence could be a big blow for Guardiola’s side.

Haaland has scored 17 goals and registered four assists from 18 games this season.