Kompany set for up to a month on the sidelines

By Isoccer Staff

Vincent Kompany could be out for up to four weeks after suffering another
calf injury setback, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed
after their 0-0 draw with Leicester City.

Tuesday’s match was the first time City have kept a clean sheet this season
without the Belgian international in the line-up, but he is set to miss a key
run of games in which his side will compete in three different competitions.

“Vincent has an injury, a second degree tear of the calf,” Pellegrini said of
his captain, who managed fewer than nine minutes as a substitute in the
Boxing Day win over Sunderland. “We will see how long he will be out, but I
don’t think it will be less than three-four weeks.

“I am not a doctor, but with a muscle injury, it will be very difficult for
him to be back in less than four weeks.

“But without him, we must continue to defend as we did tonight.”

Kompany has made only eight league starts this season, and Leicester are the
only side in the top six to have conceded more goals than the Etihad Stadium
outfit.

A 0-0 draw seemed an unlikely outcome at the King Power Stadium as Leicester
and their visitors are the joint-top scorers in the Premier League.

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