Despite only just returning to fitness, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany appears to have suffered another injury setback.
Company had returned from injury to star in City’s 2-1 win over Swansea City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, and he looked in good shape following his return after five months out and looked like going the whole game unscathed.
It wasn’t to be, however, as the Belgian’s comeback suffered another setback when he went off after appearing to have suffered a knock shortly after Gylfi Sigurdsson had scored a consolation for Swansea.
He went straight down the tunnel after that in apparent disappointment, as City to hang onto their lead for the remaining seconds with only 10 men after using all three substitutes.
Speaking after the game, City manager Pep Guardiola said he wasn’t sure about the exact nature of the injury or the prognosis.
“I didn’t see (the injury). Swansea scored a goal and after I saw he was coming here. I said ‘what happened?’ He had to go to the locker room. I suppose he had a problem. He could not stay on the pitch.
“The doctors are speaking with him and seeing what’s up. Hopefully it won’t be a big problem. We have to wait for the result from the doctors. I don’t have the opinion of my staff yet.”