Erling Haaland has been withdrawn from Norway's match against Scotland after picking up an injury against the Faroe Islands.
The striker played through to the final whistle of Thursday's 2-0 friendly despite twisting his ankle during the game.
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The Norwegian is thus in a race against time to be fit for Manchester City's match against Liverpool the following weekend.
Haaland has started the new season in impressive fashion, scoring 17 goals in 18 appearances this season.
Haaland's injury comes as his second ankle issue this month after he came off at half-time during City’s 6-1 win against Bournemouth
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Unfortunately, 'he is in so much discomfort and relatively reduced function' that he won't be able to play at Hampden Park.
Sand said during Thursday's game that the 23-year-old's ankle was "vulnerable" to additional deterioration due to his recent injuries.
He told TV2, “It was much of the same that happened against Bournemouth a week-and-a-half ago. He has had it before, too.
“He gets a slight twist in his ankle, where he is a bit vulnerable. It hurts a lot right away, and then it goes away pretty quickly. Then we'll see tomorrow how he is then.”
On Saturday, they will host Jurgen Klopp's side at the Etihad, with the teams' current rankings separated by just one point.