Borussia Dortmund will once again be without the services of striker Erling Braut Haaland when the team hosts FC Augsburg on Saturday.
Dortmund are looking to bounce back to winning ways in the German Bundesliga after suffering a defeat in their last game against Monchengladbach in the top-flight.
Haaland, who has had a prolific start to the 2021/22 season has been absent for the club’s last two games across all competitions – one league game and the UEFA Champions League game against Sporting CP in midweek.
The Norway international’s last game came in the 4-2 victory over Union Berlin in matchday five of the German Bundesliga before sustaining a knee injury in the final training session ahead of last weekend’s game against Borussia Monchengladbach.
While his absence has been a huge loss for Marco Rose’s men, the manager has trusted Donyell Malen to fill the attacking void left by Haaland, with the Netherlands front-man scoring his first Dortmund goal in the Champions League triumph against Sporting.
The Black and Yellows were hopeful of getting the Norwegian back in action before the international break but the latest post by the forward on social media has cleared any hopes of getting him ready for the weekend.
Haaland shared a post in the German language which translates as: “Dear BVB fans I can’t play tomorrow. I’m injured I’ll be right back. Heja BVB”
Liebe BVB fans
Morgen kann ich nicht spielen. Ich bin verletzt
Ich komme gleich wieder zurück
Heja BVB 🖤💛
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) October 1, 2021
Borussia Dortmund manager Marco Rose also confirmed the player is unlikely to honour the national team call up as they look forward to seeing him rest and recover as he is set to miss the game against Augsburg.
He said: “I think some rest will do him a lot of good now. He will stay with us and not travel to the national team.”
The prolific striker has 11 goals and three assists in seven appearances for Dortmund across all competitions in the 2021/22 campaign.