Manchester City are facing a month without influential captain Vincent Kompany as he battles with a thigh injury, the Daily Star reports.
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The Belgium international will undergo a scan on Wednesday afternoon to determine the extent of the problem that he reportedly suffered during last weekend’s Manchester derby.
Kompany was forced off at halftime of the 4-2 defeat to their cross-city rivals after pulling a muscle in his right leg.
And he now faces a battle to play for the club again this season – news that will be a heavy blow to under-fire manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Sources close to the player claim that he will be out for around four weeks, and if the scans prove that the injury is as bad as first feared then he could miss the club’s final game of the season against fellow Europe chasers Southampton.
If that is the case then City chiefs may give him a longer period to rest as he will be suspended for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Wales in June.