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Vincent Kompany | Defensemen | #4

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 187

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender Vincent Kompany has not suffered a massive injury setback.
The Manchester City captain sustained a groin injury in the late stages of the club's win against Swansea City, minutes after he asked to stay on instead of being subbed off. But the club expects Kompany to return for the next Champions League match with Barcelona after the international break. "They are injured, unfortunately they are not here but we are going to do our best to recover them as soon as possible," manager Pep Guardiola said. "It's not a big, big injury, so I think in a short time -- two, three, three-and-a-half weeks -- both will be ready to be with us." Sep 28 - 6:30 PM
Source: ESPN

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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.

With minutes remaining, Kompany headed straight down the tunnel, leaving City to see out the game with ten men. Mystery shrouded his decision to walk off although Guardiola says he did notice the Belgian was struggling slightly: "The doctors are speaking with him and seeing what's up, hopefully it will not be a big, big problem but we are going to wait for the results from the doctors." Speaking after the game, teammate Gael Clichy appeared cautiously optimistic when asked about the City skipper: "I think when you've been out for a long time you have to be careful on your comeback," he told reporters. "Most of the time you don't play more than an hour so probably he was just a bit tired. I don't think it's something big."
Source: The Mirror
Sep 22 - 4:51 AM

Manchester City's long-time captain Vincent Kompany has not recovered from injury in time for Saturday's Manchester derby.

The Belgian international returned to training before the international break and is closing on a full return. But manager Pep Guardiola said the club is waiting on critical blood tests to ensure he has fully recovered from a groin injury suffered in the Champions League semifinals last season. Said the manager: "Kompany is training but we are waiting for the blood test to be sure. He’s fit but we don’t want to take too much risk because of what happened last season. We will be sure when he comes back he is 100%."
Sep 9 - 5:54 PM

Vincent Kompany has stepped up his recovery from groin surgery by playing 50-minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

The Manchester City skipper was part of a star-studded line up at the City Academy which also included the likes Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan, but while the pair are said to be edging closer to a return following hamstring and knee injuries, Kompany won’t be considered until he is 100 percent fit. Pep Guardiola revealed his captain is having regular tests to measure CK [creatine kinase] levels in his blood which serve as an indicator for muscle damage and whether an individual has recovered fully following a period of intense exercise. "Every day Vincent is much better but still the blood tests are not perfect. And until the blood tests are perfect, he is not going to play with us. You have to avoid a situation where he starts he gets injured again. Ok, you accept the injury if it’s because of football, but not for the reasons that have happened to Vincent in the last three years."
Source: The Mirror
Sep 4 - 6:06 PM

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.

Speaking from Beijing, ahead of his sides pre-season tour, the new City boss stressed: "The important thing is not when he’s coming back, it’s to be fit and ready to show he can play one week and one week more, that he can play regularly – especially that he can train every day." Kompany missed this summer’s European Championships after undergoing surgery in May having ruptured his thigh muscle and is said to be targeting a return at the beginning of the new campaign: "If it’s Sunderland [City's opening game of the season], perfect. Start of the Champions League? Perfect. If not, September." Nicklaus Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala could link up in the heart of the City defence for the opener against Sunderland although Guardiola is keen on landing John Stones from Everton for a club record fee of £60m.
Source: The Mirror
Jul 25 - 7:41 AM

Defensive woes deepen for Belgium coach Marc Wilmots after Nicolas Lombaerts and Dedryck Boyata were omitted from the Red Devils European Championship squad.

Lombaerts has been struggling since earlier this month due to an ongoing hamstring problem and Wilmots today made the decision to axe the Zenit Saint-Petersburg defender in favour of the uncapped Christian Kabasele. International teammate Boyata is another who will be leaving the Belgium camp after suffering an unspecified muscular problem in training on Monday - the pair join captain Vincent Kompany on the sidelines who recently underwent thigh surgery. However, with Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer and Thomas Vermaelen still at his disposal, Wilmots will not be panicking just yet: "It's not too bad after all," revealed the 47-year-old.
Source: beIN Sports
May 30 - 5:00 PM

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.

The Belgium international has struggled throughout an injury plagued campaign but was slowly returning to full fitness following a month on the side-lines due to his fifth calf injury of the season. Rested at Southampton last Sunday, Kompany was recalled for the clash at the Bernabéu Stadium, but lasted less than 10 minutes before departing with an apparent groin problem. On Friday, Manuel Pellegrini confirmed his skipper would be travelling to Barcelona for further tests in the hope that he would know the full extent of his problem by Monday. However, Kompany confirmed via Facebook yesterday that he would he would not be ready for Championships in France: "I'll miss the Euros," he wrote. "To me that's very sad news. So I could be standing here, feeling sorry for myself. I could fear for my career, as others may do. I could give up. That is not me. I decide on my future."
Source: Setanta
May 8 - 7:09 AM

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

In the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Dynamo Kyiv, Kompany lasted only seven minutes before succumbing to a calf injury that ruled him out for another month. But the defender returned against Newcastle to play 90 minutes in midweek before being rested for the 4-0 win against Stoke City this past weekend. Said the captain: "I’m 100% fit - everything went well and, as always, unfortunately when you’re injured you have to work a lot harder than the rest and that’s what I did."
Apr 25 - 2:41 PM

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.

The club will have five matches in the next two weeks, including two Champions League semifinal legs against Real Madrid and Kompany looks set to be a part of it. The captain has been out since mid-March with a calf injury, one that has plagued him since the very start of the season, but manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that he is in the team to face Newcastle on Tuesday. Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala have started along the back-line but Pellegrini said the club will welcome Kompany's return into the fold: "Kompany has been injured so the other defenders have done well, but he will be an important help for the defence."
Apr 18 - 1:56 PM

While they won't be available to face Chelsea this weekend, Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling are pushing for a midweek return.

Sterling has missed the last three weeks with a groin injury while Kompany has missed the past month, and much of the season intermittently, due to a calf injury. But Manuel Pellegrini said the duo are in line for a return on Tuesday against Newcastle, while David Silva will also miss the weekend match against Chelsea: "For Chelsea, David Silva (ankle) is out, Raheem Sterling has started working but hopefully he’ll be ready Tuesday, and Vincent Kompany should be ready for Tuesday - all the other players are fit." That could spell the end for Eliaquim Mangala and Samir Nasri/Jesus Navas in the starting lineup.
Apr 15 - 1:44 PM

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.

Kompany has been nursing a calf strain for the past month, but following a return to training, many believed the skipper was a shoo-in for tomorrow. However, Pellegrini revealed during his pre-match briefing that "it was not possible" for the Belgium international to play due to a lack fitness / sharpness. Nicolas Otamendi is available after twisting his ankle against West Brom: "He has some pain, but it is not dangerous. He is OK," confirmed the Chilean while David Silva and Sergio Aguero have also been passed fit. Raheem Sterling remains on the sidelines although the winger is believed to be closing in on a return to action.
Source: Fox Sports
Apr 11 - 8:31 AM

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.

Kompany appeared to slip while making a routine clearance after just five minutes of the second-leg tie and the captain knew almost instantly that he had injured his calf once again – his 14th in a little over four years. Kompany will need a scan to confirm the extent of the injury but some reports suggest he could miss up-to three months. City’s defensive woes worsened less than 20 minutes later when Otamendi failed to recover from a collision with Vitaliy Buyalskiy. However, Pellegrini is hopeful that the Argentine could be available for Sundays’ derby as it was just "a kick." Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis remain on standby for the game against their fierce city rivals.
Mar 16 - 7:18 AM

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has suffered more bad news on the injury front after going off with a calf problem on Tuesday.

Kompany lasted all of six minutes before leaving the club's Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Dynamo Kyiv, which ended in a 0-0 draw and City advancing to the quarterfinals. The club captain is now expected to miss at least on month with some reports saying it could be up to three. Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Kompany has suffered a similar injury to his calf that saw him miss two months before recently returning: "Vincent, unfortunately, has a muscle injury in his calf like he had before. We'll know more tomorrow or maybe the day after tomorrow how important it is, but always a muscle injury is minimum of one month."
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 16 - 6:41 AM

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.

Kompany has only made one appearance since the end of November, which lasted only nine minutes before suffering a setback in his recovery from injury. But with Kompany's return comes another injury on the back-line as Bacary Sagna has been ruled out due to a knee injury, said Manuel Pellegrini: "Vincent has worked for three weeks with no problems. He played 45 minutes in a friendly game against the under-21s and I think he’s ready to play. Bacary had last week a problem in his knee - some liquid in his knee. He needs an injection and one week at least to return to work." It may not be time just yet to add Kompany back to the lineup. Even if he starts, City will be going up against a streaking Spurs attack, meaning it might be best to wait until Week 27 following Champions League and FA Cup action.
Feb 12 - 8:41 AM

Manuel Pellegrini confirms that he expects Vincent Kompany: "To be back in a couple of weeks."

The City skipper has been sidelined since Boxing Day after suffering a recurrence of his calf injury just nine minutes into his return against Sunderland. The latest in series of setbacks which has been ongoing since September, prompted City to undertake an extensive battery of tests to find a solution to Kompany’s persistent injury problems. The Chilean boss was recently quoted as saying that his skipper would return in the latter part of the season but now looks like progress is being made with Kompany expected to return in February. "I hope that when Vincent comes back he will be fit until the end of the season. We'll see how he improves," Pellegrini said during Tuesdays’ Capital One Cup pre-match press conference.
Jan 26 - 9:06 AM