Another injury setback for City defender.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has suffered yet another injury blow having been ruled out for four months with a thigh problem, Sky Sports reports.
The Belgium international was pulled up during his side’s 3-1 victory over Everton at the weekend and is set to miss a number of crucial games over the coming weeks, starting with his country’s two remaining World Cup qualifiers against Croatia and Wales this week.
Kompany was scheduled to link up with the Belgium squad ahead of Friday’s first World Cup qualifying game in Croatia, but he has been forced to withdraw.
The 27-year-old, who had been so crucial to Manuel Pellegrini’s plans this season could now also be set to miss out on the games against West Ham, Chelsea and Newcastle, as well as the Champions League clash in CSKA Moscow.
City slumped to a surprise defeat to Premier League new boys Cardiff City whilst Kompany was out with a groin problem earlier on in the season and his absence will only contribute to a growing sense of unease at the back for City after some haphazard displays have blighted their campaign so far.
Serbian defender Matija Nastasic replaced Kompany at the weekend and is likely to deputise during his injury lay-off.