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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany facing another spell on sidelines

Published 23/09/2016

Vincent Kompany was injured on his first appearance of the season
Vincent Kompany was injured on his first appearance of the season

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is facing another lay-off after the club confirmed the Belgian has suffered a groin injury.

Kompany felt pain late in Wednesday's EFL Cup third-round win at Swansea, which had been his first appearance of the season, and left the field moments before full-time.

The club are still to learn the full extent of the problem and no date has been put on the 30-year-old's potential return.

There is some good news in that the injury is not connected to the calf complaints which blighted Kompany's 2015-16 campaign, but it is the latest in a long line of setbacks to have hampered his career.

The influential centre-back has now suffered 34 injuries since joining City in 2008.

His most recent absence came after he sustained a thigh injury in the Champions League semi-final loss to Real Madrid in May. He missed the final two games of last season and the first eight of the new campaign.

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