Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could face three-week injury lay-off
Kompany limped out of last week's FA Cup fourth-round win at Stoke
Friday 01 February 2013
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could be out of action for another three weeks, manager Roberto Mancini believes.
Kompany limped out of last week's FA Cup fourth-round win at Stoke with a calf strain and missed the champions' goalless draw at QPR in the Barclays Premier League on Tuesday.
The Belgium centre-back will definitely miss Sunday's clash with Liverpool and next week's trip to Southampton and Mancini already seems to have ruled him out of the FA Cup fifth-round tie with Leeds on February 17.
That would make the home game against Chelsea on February 24 the most likely comeback date.
Mancini said: "Vinny is out. I hope he can recover after the FA Cup."
City were short on central defensive options at QPR with Kolo Toure at the African Nations Cup and Matija Nastasic only able to make the bench due to a knee problem.
Midfielder Javi Garcia filled in at the back but Mancini is hopeful Nastasic will be fit to start against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium alongside Joleon Lescott.
The Sistine Chapel is set to be illuminated with thousands of LEDs
Gillian Anderson lays into gender disparity in Hollywood
Latest in Sport
Arsene Wenger 18th anniversary at Arsenal: His WORST signings XI during his time with the Gunners
18 things Wenger has still never done at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger's worst signings XI
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Nani: On loan Sporting Lisbon winger admits he may not return to Manchester United
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered...
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 35,000 walrus gather on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Former Tory donor Arron Banks ups his Ukip donation to £1million following William Hague 'nobody' comment