Manchester City’s captain, Vincent Kompany, could miss his side’s next few matches after the defender was forced off with a calf strain in their FA Cup fourth round game against Stoke.
Tweeting on his official account, Kompany said
“On to the next round and a fifth consecutive clean sheet! I hope I won’t be out for too long but the team seems to be strong as ever.”
“Tomorrow [Sunday] is the day I start working myself back to full fitness! Hard work will pay off!”
Calf injuries have been a feature of Kompany’s career recently, causing him problems towards the end of last season and forcing the player to leave Manchester City’s pre-season tour of Malaysia early in order to return to Manchester for treatment.
Assistant manager David Platt said of the injury
I think we’ll lose Vincent Kompany for a little while.
It’s too early to say how long he will be out but he has a slight pull on his calf and will miss the midweek game.
We will have to assess the injury over the next 24 hours to get a better picture but he won’t play against QPR.
Manchester City’s next two games are against QPR before hosting Liverpool.by