Manuel Pellegrini faces an anxious wait on Vincent Kompany’s fresh calf injury, together with the Manchester City captain out for a minimum of a month.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Vincent Kompany will miss a minimum of a month of action immediately after sustaining a fresh calf injury against Dynamo Kiev inside the Champions League on Tuesday.
Kompany appeared to become over the worst of your challenge that has blighted his campaign soon after playing in City’s previous six matches.
On the other hand, the challenge reared its ugly head again for the Belgium centre-back when he limped off early in City’s 0-0 draw against Kiev – a result that secured their spot inside the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time because of a 3-1 aggregate win.
Pellegrini confirmed at his post-match news conference that Kompany will miss a “minimum of a month”, which means he’s out for any vital period of City’s campaign.
“Vincent includes a trouble in his calf, the exact same as just before. We’ll know possibly tomorrow or the day right after tomorrow how crucial it is, but usually muscle injuries are no less than one particular month,” he mentioned.
“It’s tough within this moment for me to say [if he will play once again this season]. It’s a issue in his calf and we’re in the middle of March so I’d say at the least three quarters with the [rest of the] season he is not going to play.”
Kompany is unquestionably out of Sunday’s derby against Manchester United in what exactly is surely a must-win game for City’s Premier League title hopes, too as next month’s Champions League quarters.
He also sits out league matches against AFC Bournemouth and West Brom, though his availability against Chelsea on April 16 is in doubt.
Pellegrini added on BT Sport: “Unfortunately for Kompany he has once again a calf dilemma. We’ll see how terrible it can be tomorrow [Wednesday].
“It’s complicated for him. He came back pretty effectively and played six games inside a row, however he couldn’t continue. We’ll see how terrible it really is.”
City’s worries worsened midway by means of the initial half in the Etihad Stadium against Kiev when Kompany’s centre-back partner Nicolas Otamendi also hobbled off.
But Pellegrini is hopeful his injury will not be too severe, adding: “Nicolas Otamendi has had a kick and hopefully can recover within the next couple of days.”