Is Erling Haaland susceptible to injuries? Already missed more games than Lewa has for Bayern!

Josip Brajkovic
Josip Brajkovic
Published: 17. veljańće 2022.

Is Erling Haaland susceptible to injuries? Already missed more games than Lewa has for Bayern!

In little over two years he has been with Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland has made quite the impact, scoring 80 goals and making 21 assists in 79 games! Yet, while these stats are otherwordly, there are pieces of data that cause concern and worry. Once again, the Norweigan wonderkid is injured and it shows a troublesome trend.


One that might even stop him on the road to becoming a world-class all-time legend he is prophetized to be.


Missing two of Borussia Dortmund's last two games, Haaland is now up to nine separate fitness issues since arriving at Westfalen. This season alone, he already missed 13 games due to injuries.


Comparing him to the man whose heights he should emulate, the fans of the Norweigan wonderkid have reasons to worry. As Robert Lewandowski missed only 23 games due to injury for Bayern since 2014 when he arrived at the Allianz Arena. In over two years, Haaland has already missed 24 games!


A German footballing icon Jens Lehmann insinuated that this pattern of injury can put a dent to Haaland's career. Noting correctly, that top players play a lot of games.


"One thing is clear, you are a world-class player if you always play. That's where he has to improve. The likes of Messi, Lahm, Cristiano, Lewy have played every game for over 10+ years. If I was a young player today, I'd have them as my role models," stated the former goalkeeper.


Yet, there are those who state that Lionel Messi had injury troubles at the start of his career. As did Philip Lahm whom Jens mentioned, with the long-time standard for full-backs had a cruciate ligament rupture at the start of his career. Cristiano Ronaldo missed 21 games in two seasons for Manchester United before moving to Real Madrid.


Of course, there are also notable examples of players who have had amazing careers despite being very injury susceptible. One Haaland's teammate included. Yet, these players didn't reach the levels of Messi and CR7, which Haaland has a legitimate chance to do.



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