It was never meant to be like this. The return of Vincent Kompany was heralded as a new dawn for the player but instead his night ended in an all too familiar sight.
Manchester City's long-time captain Vincent Kompany has not recovered from injury in time for Saturday's Manchester derby.
Vincent Kompany has stepped up his recovery from groin surgery by playing 50-minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Pep Guardiola says Vincent Kompany will not be rushed back from injury insisting his skipper will remain out until "the doctors and physios" say he’s fit and ready.
Defensive woes deepen for Belgium coach Marc Wilmots after Nicolas Lombaerts and Dedryck Boyata were omitted from the Red Devils European Championship squad.
Vincent Kompany has ruled himself out of Euro 2016 after he was forced off during the opening exchanges of Wednesdays’ Champions League game in Madrid.
Manchester City will be able to rely on Vincent Kompany for Tuesday's match for the first time in Champions League since the Round of 16
Manchester City is starting to return to fitness at the most opportune time with Vincent Kompany back in the team for the club's midweek fixture.
While they won't be available to face Chelsea this weekend, Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling are pushing for a midweek return.
Manuel Pellegrini confirms Vincent Kompany is "not 100 per cent fit" and the talismanic defender will miss Tuesdays’ crucial second-leg UCL tie against Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad.
Manuel Pellegrini confirms Vincent Kompany will be out for "a minimum of one month" after suffering a recurrence of a calf injury during the opening exchanges of Tuesdays’ UEFA Champions League tie against Dynamo Kiev.
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has suffered more bad news on the injury front after going off with a calf problem on Tuesday.
Manchester City will finally see the return of its captain after Vincent Kompany was cleared to make his first appearance of 2016 after a persistent calf injury.
Manuel Pellegrini confirms that he expects Vincent Kompany: "To be back in a couple of weeks."