Vincent Kompany to make swift return for Manchester City
Yaya Toure also expected to be available for Saturday's match against Newcastle
After limping out of the Manchester derby, there were fears that City captain Vincent Kompany could be set for an extended period on the sidelines.
However, it appears the Belgian centre-back could return as soon as Saturday's lunchtime kick-off against Newcastle United after it transpired his groan injury is not as serious as first thought.
Kompany left the Etihad Stadium on Sunday without the aid of crutches and the medical team have not deemed a scan necessary.
The news will be a relief to the Premier League champions, particularly in light of Kolo Toure's haphazard display after replacing Kompany after 21 minutes.
There is further good news for City on the injury front with Yaya Toure playing down any fears over his fitness. "The knee is good – it will be OK," said the Ivorian, who was also substituted during Sunday's defeat to Manchester United.
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