Erling Haaland has left Norway's training camp in Marbella after having “some pain in his groin” following Manchester City’s FA Cup win against Burnley.
The 22-year-old forward, who has scored 42 goals in 37 games for club and country this season, was called up to the national team by Stale Solbakken last week.
But the Manchester City man has been forced to pull out of their upcoming internationals against Spain and Georgia with a groin injury.
Norway's official Twitter account confirmed the news, saying: "The games against Spain and Georgia unfortunately go without Erling Braut Haaland. He has returned home due to an injury."
Kampene mot Spania og Georgia går dessverre uten Erling Braut Haaland. Han har reist hjem grunnet skade. Les mer her: https://t.co/BPVnWNWUgt— Fotballandslaget (@nff_landslag) March 21, 2023
Ola Sand, Norway's national team doctor, provided an update on Haaland's situation.
"We hoped that this was just a familiarity that would carry over to Saturday, but after doing tests and examinations yesterday it became clear that he will not make it to the games against Spain and Georgia.
"It is better that he receives medical follow-up at the club."
Norway national team manager Stale Solbakken says Haaland "took it hard" when he realised that he could not fight for the team.
"Fortunately, there is still plenty of self-confidence, talent and cohesion in this group to win points in the next matches," he added.
"We are not going to hang on one millimeter, but continue our work to be maximally prepared for Saturday and Tuesday."
Haaland will have plenty of time to recover from the injury, with Manchester City's next game coming against title rivals Liverpool on April 1.