Manchester City have been dealt yet another injury-blow with the news that captain Vincent Kompany is set to miss a further three weeks due to his thigh problem.
Last week it was confirmed by the club that David Silva will be sidelined for a month, and it now looks like their influential centre-back will be joining the Spaniard on the physio table.
Kompany has already missed seven games for City, since their 3-1 victory over Everton at the Etihad Stadium, and there are now serious fears that the injury could hamper his career as he has had little knocks in his legs for the past year now.
It was the Belgium physio that noticed the injury and confirmed the news that Kompany will miss at least three more weeks.
“I think Vincent is going to be ready in several weeks,” Messchalck told Sky Sports News. “We will do everything we can to bring back Vincent in a good way for a long time.
“First of all he had a rupture, a tear into the abductor and then also he has bad luck with a small thing on the front side now, so it’s everything together.
“It’s not really so long, eight weeks is nothing in the time of injury, you must respect biology.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt