Manchester City fear club captain Vincent Kompany could miss several weeks through injury, after walking off the pitch towards the end of his return from a four-month lay-off last night.
Despite a late rally by Swansea and all three City substitutes having been used, Kompany felt he had to go off in the dying minutes of City’s 2-1 win in the EFL Cup, raising fears that he had suffered another injury.
City have yet to comment on Kompany’s status, but according to the Mirror are awaiting the results of a scan on his hamstring, and fear it could lead to another lengthy absence.
One of Manchester City’s most iconic players and captain during the recent successes, Kompany’s career has been plagued by constant injuries, but if his latest is a hamstring problem, this could be unrelated to the chronic calf issues that have troubled him for several years.
Gael Clichy said last night that he hoped “it was more tiredness than anything else”, but signs are that it could be more than that.