Belgian central defender may now be missing for the north-west club’s next three games.
Manchester City have been dealt a huge blow after key defender Vincent Kompany suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The influential Belgium international has been out of action since sustaining the problem against Everton in a Premier League match at Eastlands on Oct 5.
However, it was initially thought by the club’s medical staff that Kompany would be back in action in time for City’s trip to take on Russian champions CSKA Moscow in the Uefa Champions League last week.
But after the 27-year-old reportedly experienced some discomfort in his thigh while attempting to step up his recovery, the north-west club’s doctors have now decided to put back Kompany’s expected return date, with the centre back certain to be missing Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup fourth-round clash with Newcastle United at St James’ Park, as well as Saturday’s home Premier League encounter with struggling Norwich City.
And the City skipper may also be forced to sit out next week’s crucial return Champions League showdown with CSKA at Eastlands with the club not prepared to take any risks whatsoever with the central defender’s long-term fitness.