Vincent Kompany Injury: Updates on Manchester City Star's Status, Return Date
Updates from Thursday, Dec. 5
Vincent Kompany made his playing return for Manchester City at West Brom, after which he reported full health to complete a successful comeback.
Kompany was asked by Sky Sports News if he had suffered any reaction, to which he replied:
The only reaction is a big smile obviously.
It's a massive game for us, any away win in this league is important.
The teams have strengthened up in the Premier League this season which makes it a little bit harder.
Updates from Wednesday, Dec. 4
Vincent Kompany will not suffer another relapse in his fight against injury, according to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Can he stay fit now? Yes, he can, because he is 100 per cent right. He was injured against Everton eight weeks ago, but we decided to wait a little longer this time to bring him back into the team.
On previous occasions, he was saying he was absolutely sure that he was 100 per cent, but maybe he wasn't, because the problem happened again. This time, we gave him two weeks more, to be sure he would be ok ...
He is on the squad list and will travel to West Brom, and, of course, we need him. It is not just his ability as a defender but as captain. That is very important, also. The whole team needs the captain. It is an important role. The team is happy with the return of the captain, and normally Vincent will go into the starting 11.
Updates from Tuesday, Dec. 3
Vincent Kompany is in Manchester City's squad for Wednesday's Premier League trip to West Brom.
David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror provided the news:
Kompany in Man City squad for tomorrow v West Brom. Silva, Jovetic and Rodwell still injured, Pellegrini confirms #MCFC— David McDonnell (@DiscoMirror) December 3, 2013
Yaya Toure had earlier hinted at the news when discussing City's away form, per Sky Sports, insisting Kompany will be a steadying influence upon his return:
I hope the team can do well against West Brom and Southampton and I think it's going to be fine.
Our captain Vincent Kompany is coming back and everything will settle down.
Updates from Friday, Nov. 29
Vincent Kompany is fit, according to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, but he still will not face Swansea in this weekend's Premier League match.
provides the quotes:
"Vincent Kompany is fit and he is not ready to play on Sunday but I think next week he will be without any problems," Pellegrini said.
Kompany will now likely make his return in the Dec. 4 trip to West Brom.
Updates from Tuesday, Nov. 26
Vincent Kompany will not play for Manchester City in their Champions League clash against Viktoria Plzen, despite his return to training.
Manuel Pellegrini delivered an update on Tuesday, via the club's official Twitter account:
PELLEGRINI:Vincent began working with the squad this week,I think next week he will be fit to play, but he won’t be involved tomorrow night.— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) November 26, 2013
Kompany returned to first-team training on Tuesday as he stepped up his recovery from the thigh injury that has disturbed his season.
Jamie Jackson of the Guardian provided the news:
Vincent Kompany could play sooner than expected following a thigh injury after he trained ahead of Manchester City's Champions League group game with Viktoria Plzen at the Etihad Stadium.
The captain has not featured since suffering the problem on 5 October during the 3-1 home win over and this was the first time he had trained since being injured.
Updates for Tuesday, Nov. 12
Vincent Kompany is showing no signs of making a quick return to the Manchester City squad as he continues to nurse a thigh problem.
It had been expected that the Belgian would not be back before the international break, but Belgian team physio Lieven Messchalck told Sky Sports the wait will likely be extended:
I think Vincent is going to be ready in several weeks. 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.
Updates for Friday, Nov. 8
Vincent Kompany will not be back for Manchester City until after the international break, a target Manuel Pellegrini revealed he remains on course to hit during Friday's press conference.
Rob Dawson of the Manchester Evening News reports:
Pellegrini also revealed Kompany set out be out for another two weeks. Silva has a calf injury that could rule him out for '3-4 weeks'.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) November 8, 2013
Latest update from Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail:
Vincent Kompany will not play in Belgium’s two forthcoming friendlies as Manchester City desperately try to help him recover from a troubling thigh injury ...
Sportsmail can reveal that Kompany will continue his rehab at City’s Carrington training ground rather than join up with his country for two friendly matches.
Latest update from Manuel Pellegrini ahead of Manchester City's Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow, per the club's official Twitter account:
Latest update from Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail:
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is still training alone after suffering a setback in his recovery from a groin injury and is certain to miss at least the club’s next two games and in all likelihood next week’s Champions League game with CSKA Moscow ...
It is understood that Kompany suffered some pain when City’s medical staff upped his training intensity last week and that has put back his expected return date until at least next week.
From Manuel Pellegrini, quoted by Stuart Brennan of Manchester Evening News after Manchester City came away from CSKA Moscow with a 2-1 victory:
Now we will start thinking about the next match against Chelsea. It’s a very tough game, but we don’t have any problems with the squad.
Vincent Kompany and all of the other players are fit, so we are in a good shape.
From Mark Ogden of the Daily Telegraph:
Vincent Kompany not in Man City squad for trip to Moscow— Mark Ogden (@MOgdenTelegraph) October 21, 2013
Sky Sports News followed:
Vincent Kompany and Jack Rodwell ruled out of Manchester City's game at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 21, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 18
From David Anderson of the Daily Mirror:
Vincent Kompany could make a surprise return from his thigh injury for Manchester City’s trip to West Ham on Saturday.
Kompany suffered a grade-one tear against Everton 11 days ago, and initially it was feared he could be out for four weeks.
The Manchester Blues' skipper is recovering well at their Carrington HQ though, and medical staff have not ruled him out of the game at Upton Park.
UPDATE: Monday, Oct. 7
BREAKING: Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany out for up to four weeks.— Eurosport.com EN (@EurosportCom_EN) October 7, 2013
UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 6
Jamie Jackson of The Guardian has an update on Vincent Kompany's condition after leaving yesterday's match vs. Everton with an injury:
Vincent Kompany will undergo a scan in a Manchester hospital on Monday after suffering a groin problem which caused him to be substituted after 34 minutes of Manchester City's 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium.
Initial tests have shown that he has a slightly inflamed muscle, though it is not in the same area as the previous groin problem he suffered that kept him out of three Premier League matches before he made his return to the squad for a Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen.
Although City didn't provide an immediate update on the injury or his status, it appeared Kompany was favoring his hip before getting subbed out.
The talented center back is no stranger to injuries. After being named Premier League Player of the Season two seasons ago, he struggled to find top form last term as he was forced to battle through a lingering knee injury.
After the match, Pellegrini didn't provide much information, but did tell reporters that the defender had a "muscle injury", according to John Brewin of ESPN:
Pellegrini on Kompany: "Muscle injury." #mcfc— John Brewin (@JohnBrewinESPN) October 5, 2013
When healthy, he's one of the best defenders in the Premier League, but those periods of full fitness have been hard to come by since the start of last season. The severity of his latest ailment is unclear, but the fact he had to get taken out so early isn't a positive sign.
The only good news for the Sky Blues is the fact they don't play for two weeks. An international break could mean Kompany is forced to miss less or no club action depending on how quickly he can recover. But that won't be known for sure until further evaluation is completed.
In the meantime, City will turn to Nastasic to fill the void. The 20-year-old rising star has a bright future and benefits from any experience he gains at the Premier League level. He's done a solid job when called on in the past.
Still, he's not on Kompany's level yet, so City will hope their captain can return to action quickly.
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?