Vincent Kompany's injury-plagued season

16 March 2016 11:24

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany suffered yet another calf injury in his side's Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday. It is the latest in a long line of such problems and his fourth this season alone. Here, Press Association Sport looks at his troubled campaign.

September 15

Leaves the field after 75 minutes of Champions League loss to Juventus at the Etihad Stadium. The score is 1-1 at the time but City are eventually beaten 2-1. Kompany initially says the injury is "not serious" and his substitution is "just a precaution" but he does not play again for a month.

October 13

Plays in Belgium's Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel against City manager Manuel Pellegrini's wishes. Pellegrini claims it has hampered his recovery and the player is put on the bench for the next two City games. He does not appear in the first of them and comes on only in the 89th minute in the second.

November 8

Plays 90 minutes in a goalless draw at Aston Villa but just days later he pulls out of the Belgium squad as a precaution, citing more calf trouble. He ends up missing City's next eight games.

December 26

Returns to action as a 62nd-minute substitute against Sunderland, but his comeback lasts just nine minutes. He suffers a bad reaction and does not play again until February 14.

March 15

Just seven games into his latest comeback, Kompany injures his calf again, pulling up in the early minutes of City's Champions League last-16 second leg clash against Dynamo Kiev. Pellegrini says he will be out for a "minimum of one month".

Source: PA

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