Haaland eyeing a comeback while Steffen Tigges out for the rest of the season

Steffen Tigges

Steffen Tigges, a striker for Borussia Dortmund, injured his ankle in training and will now miss the remainder of the season.

He has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after breaking his left ankle during a training session on Wednesday. The 23-year-old sustained his injuries without any contact and will now be operated on in the following days.

The injury marks an abrupt end to what has been an encouraging season for Steffen Tigges.

This season, the tall striker has established himself as a regular member of the first-team squad and has developed into a reliable backup option upfront.

In the season, he has made three starts across all competitions, including one in the UEFA Champions League against Ajax.

Tigges has three goals in nine Bundesliga games thus far this season. However, he will now be forced to miss the final ten games of the season.

Haaland comeback?

After a two-week hiatus, Borussia Dortmund returns to Bundesliga action this weekend against Arminia Bielefeld.

And Erling Haaland could possibly make his return.

according to the local news agency, the Norwegian international began full squad training on Wednesday.

According to the article, Haaland’s injury that has kept him out for six weeks is no longer causing him any trouble.

Kicker also reports that the 21-year-old has a chance to make the squad for Sunday’s encounter.

Haaland has missed Dortmund’s last six games in all competitions despite having scored 23 goals in 20 appearances this season.

Haaland suffered a muscle injury during Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over TSG Hoffenheim before the January international break.

And his return to action will certainly be a big boost for the Black and Yellows, as they look to compete in the Bundesliga where they find themselves 9 points behind leaders Bayern Munich. But Dortmund has a game in hand.

But if Haaland was not to be deemed fit, Donyell Malen is Rose’s only apparent option to play up front for Sunday’s game. And the Dutch striker knows he needs to start producing after a 30 million euro ($33 million) move last year.

Malen has played 23 league games, yet his goal total of four is just marginally more than Tigges’.

In addition, Mats Hummels and Raphael Guerreiro will be absent from the game as well due to quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19. Thomas Meunier and Dan-Axel Zagadou are also injured at the moment.

With attackers out, defenders out Rose’s first season in charge of Dortmund has been anything but easy.

They are still challenging for the title but a top 4 finish might be the destiny for Dortmund this season.