Man City skipper Vincent Kompany could now miss Man Utd clash
Team was great. I felt great. Injury is a blow after all the hard work. I'll be back to that level in no time. Thanks for all the support!.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) August 19, 2013
Vincent Kompany is a serious doubt for the Manchester derby because he is taking longer than expected to recover from his groin injury.
The Manchester City skipper limped off during his side’s Premier League opener against Newcastle.
Now, City’s medical team are advising he will be out for a minimum of six weeks, according to The Guardian.
That would make him doubtful for the clash with Manchester United on September 22, and could mean he won’t feature again for Manuel Pellegrini’s side until October.
After sustaining the injury, Kompany tweeted: “Injury is a blow after all the hard work. I’ll be back to that level in no time. Thanks for all the support!”
But it hasn’t proved to be quite that simple. Unless the problem clears up quicker than the physios are expecting, the captain’s next Premier League appearance could be Everton’s visit on 5 October.