Kompany out for weeks – Guardiola

By Daily Sports on November 23, 2016

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 Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will be out for several weeks after picking up a knee ligament injury in their 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday, coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday.

Kompany was making his first Premier League start for seven months but lasted just 37 minutes before having to come off following a collision with his own goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

"He has a problem with his knee. He could be out for weeks," Guardiola told reporters ahead of City's Champions League Group C match at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday.

"The doctor told me weeks but did not explain how many."

The 30-year-old Belgium international has suffered an injury-plagued start to the season after his thigh injury in City's 1-0 Champions League semifinal defeat by Real Madrid in May.

He returned to action in their League Cup win against Swansea City in September but again was forced off before the end with a groin injury.

"He is sad but he is in the best hands. He is travelling to a hospital in Spain so he can recover as soon as possible," Guardiola said.

Asked whether Kompany would be fit for the knockout stage of the Champions League early next year, Guardiola said: "Now is not the moment for this. First we have to qualify."

City, in second place of Group C on seven points, will secure a spot in the knockout stage with a win over Gladbach, who are third on four. Barcelona, beaten by Manchester City in the previous matchday, are top with nine points.

"Gladbach are a really good team and they have a good mentality. We will see tomorrow whether we will win," Guardiola said. "We were so happy with beating Barcelona but it was just one game. We cannot be considered favourites to win the tournament." (supersport.com)

•Photo shows Vincent Kompany

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 23, 2016


 

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