Kompany facing further three weeks out

By Ric Turner, Tue 12 November 2013 09:47

Kompany facing further three weeks outCaptain likely to miss key Spurs clash

City have been dealt a further injury blow, after it emerged that captain Vincent Kompany is unlikely to be available for the next three weeks.

The influential centre half was injured in the 3-1 victory over Everton at the beginning of October, and has been plagued by muscular problems this season. It is thought he will miss the forthcoming home games against Spurs, Viktoria Plzen and Swansea City.

Amidst growing concerns about the extent of the injury, the Belgian FA sent team physio Lieven Messchalck to assess the defender.

"I think Vincent is going to be ready in several weeks," Messchalck told Sky Sports News. "We will do everything we can to bring back Vincent in a good way for a long time.

"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."