English Premiership

Kompany to miss start of new season?

2016-05-09 11:45
Vincent Kompany (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany may still be sidelined at the start of next season following a report that he is set for a four-month injury lay-off.

The 30-year-old, who has endured a plethora of injuries in recent seasons, limped out of City's Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Real Madrid last week after just 10 minutes.

While City appear to be keeping quiet on the issue, a former Belgium national team physio who is reputed to be close to Kompany has delivered a grim diagnosis.

"I saw Kompany on Thursday," Lieven Maesschalck told Belgium's Radio One.

"It was very clear - he has a complete tear of the slender thigh muscle. He has been operated on yesterday and it will take about four months to get match-fit again."

The news comes after Belgium captain took to Facebook on Sunday to confirm that he would miss Euro 2016.

"I trust my friends and team-mates to do well and do us proud at the next European Championships in France," he said.

"I am now officially their most fervent supporter and I will be there to support them."

Despite the setback, Kompany has insisted that he will remain positive.

He asserted: "I could fear for my career, as others may do. I could give up. That is not me. I decide on my future."

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