Man City captain Kompany facing further absence

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is likely to be missing for another three weeks, Sky Sports has reported, as his thigh injury still has not cleared up.

Kompany was injured in City’s win over Everton in early October and was originally expected to be on the sidelines for around three weeks. His absence has since grown to five weeks, with another three predicted by the Belgium national team physio, taking the full tally to two months.

The Belgian FA were so concerned with Kompany’s progress they sent physio Lieven Messchalck to examine the injury. He said: “I think Vincent is going to be ready in several weeks. We will do everything we can to bring back Vincent in a good way for a long time.

Detailing the nature of the problem, Messchalk added: “First of all he had a rupture, a tear into the abductor and then also he has bad luck with a small thing on the front side now, so it’s everything together. It’s not really so long, eight weeks is nothing in the time of injury, you must respect biology.

Kompany has missed seven games due to the injury and stands to miss matches against Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, and Viktoria Plzen and Bayern Munich in the Champions League, although City have already guaranteed qualification for the next stage of the competition.

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