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Vincent Kompany | Defensemen | #4

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 187

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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

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Manchester City received good news regarding defender Vincent Kompany as the club captain could return to light training from a calf injury as early as next week.

The calf injury has plagued Kompany since the start of the season while the Belgian has not featured since Week 18, when he lasted nine minutes before aggravating the injury. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said the club hopes to have Kompany back to match action within the next month, but cannot know for sure: "Vincent is seeing different specialists to try to learn more about his injury. He will start working, I hope, next week, but we will see." Pellegrini also mentioned Wilfried Bony's recovery is taking longer than expected as the club will wait until next week to throw him back into training.
Jan 22 - 11:28 AM

Manuel Pellegrini will not be forced to spend in the January transfer window despite the uncertainty surrounding Vincent Kompany and his return to first team action.

Pellegrini was speaking ahead of Wednesdays’ Premier League clash with Everton: "It’s difficult for me to give you an update about Vincent," said the Chilean manager. "I don’t think that he will be ready before a month." Kompany is undergoing a battery of tests to help find the cause of his underlying calf problems. "We are trying to do what we can to recover him as soon as we can. I repeat, it will be difficult. At least, I don’t think that before two or three weeks he can be ready. Vincent is doing a lot of different things to try to understand and find the reasons why he has so many injuries." Defensive duties will be shared between Mangala, Demichelis and Otamendi during the interim although Pellegrini also hinted that Sagna could play centrally if needed.
Source: Mail Online
Jan 13 - 5:49 AM

Manchester City will be without Vincent Kompany for another month of the season after suffering a flare-up in the same calf that has plagued him for the entire season so far.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said he did not expect to have Kompany back anytime soon after lasting only nine minutes in his return from injury against Sunderland on Boxing Day: "Vincent has an injury, second degree on his calf so we'll see how many weeks he will be out, I don't think less than three or four weeks...I am not a doctor but normally with a muscle injury less than three or four weeks is very difficult, especially on the calf." The captain has missed more league matches (10) than he has played in this season with the injury as Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi are expected to continue starting for the Sky Blues.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Vincent Kompany is set for another extended spell on the sidelines following a recurrence of his ongoing and persistent calf problem.

The City skipper was passed fit on Boxing Day, but with one eye on the trip to the King Power, Manuel Pellegrini decided against starting Kompany who was restricted to a role from the bench. However, following his introduction on the hour mark, Kompany lasted a mere 9-minutes before breaking down once again. "It is not the best news for Vincent," Pellegrini told the press. "He was ready to return - I didn't want him to play the whole game because we have to play so many games. He worked the whole week with normality and it is difficult to see what happened. We will see tomorrow with the doctor's report. It is the same injury - his calf." Otamendi is likely to partner Mangala in the heart of defence.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 02:55:00 PM

Following a momentum-shifting loss to Arsenal on Monday, Manchester City could see the return of captain Vincent Kompany from a calf injury at the most opportune time.

Kompany has returned to full training this week after missing the last six weeks with a calf injury. But Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini didn't confirm whether the Belgian would start against Sunderland on Boxing Day: "The injury situation is better – we’ll have the complete squad recovered apart from Samir Nasri...He’s the captain here and if he doesn’t play it’s an important player we don’t have in our squad." Kompany has missed the last five Premier League matches, in which City gave up 10 goals while losing three and winning two. With Kompany in the lineup this season, Manchester City has yet to lose in eight games, only giving up one goal.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has been ruled out for the weekend once again as the captain continues his recovery from a calf injury.

The injury will force Kompany out of his fifth straight Premier League match as the Manchester City defense grows accustomed to life without their stalwart center-back. The summer signing of Nicolas Otamendi looks to be a shrewd one with how much time Kompany has missed. Eliaquim Mangala is set to slide in alongside Otamendi like he did in the Week 16 win against Swansea City. Pablo Zabaleta has also been ruled out for another week due to a knee injury while Bacary Sagna is expected to continue to fill in at right-back while Gael Clichy also earned a start last weekend as Pellegrini replaced Aleksandar Kolarov, who was rested against the Swans.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Manchester City have been dealt another blow along the back-line as manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed defender Vincent Kompany will need at least two more weeks to recover from a calf injury.

Said Pellegrini: "Kompany has no chance to play this week. He is not running yet and will need at least two weeks more." The captain missed last week's match against Liverpool after withdrawing from international duty and is set to miss this weekend's match with Southampton along with next week following the club's 1-0 loss to Juventus in Champions League play Wednesday. Eliaquim Mangala also missed the match and is doubtful for the weekend, as is Pablo Zabaleta, leaving Nicolas Otamendi, Martin Demichelis and Bacary Sagna without cover.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:45:00 AM

The injury bug is rifling through the Manchester City defense as manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed Pablo Zabaleta and Eliaquim Mangala will miss the club's Champions League match against Juventus on Wednesday.

Zabaleta and Mangala picked up knocks over the weekend while Kompany is still struggling with a calf injury. Pellegrini said it will be tough for Mangala and Kompany to be available for the upcoming match against Southampton on Saturday. Martin Demichelis started alongside Mangala last weekend and could be called back into the starting lineup with Nicolas Otamendi, who returned late from international duty. Wednesday's Champions League encounter will be a good indication of how City lines up this weekend.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been withdrawn from the upcoming friendly internationals as a precaution having arrived for his countries final get together of 2015 with a minor calf problem.

Kompany picked up the injury during the opening minutes of last Sundays’ Premier League game at Villa Park but the City skipper still managed to complete 90 minutes despite Pellegrini having defensive options on the bench. Both Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis were available but the Chilean chose to leave Kompany on even though Villa were lacking any attacking threat; hopefully a sign that injury is only small. Belgium coach Marc Wilmots confirmed the 29-year-old who has been blighted by muscular problems over the past 18-months would be returning to the Etihad Campus for further tests "He has a small strain from his last match with Manchester City and we don’t want to take any risks, certainly not in friendly matches."
Source: Eurosport UK
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:08:00 PM

Vincent Kompany sat out of his countries first training session today raising concerns that the Man City captain may have suffered another injury setback.

Kompany re-joined his international colleagues on Monday as Belgium prepare for upcoming friendly matches against Italy and Spain but reporters on site confirm that the 29-year-old was not involved in Tuesdays’ session. It’s believed that Kompany remained inside for treatment on an injury [which was presumably picked up at Villa Park] although the exact problem – if there is one – and severity aren’t yet known. However, having already qualified for next summers’ European Championships, Belgium will not want to endanger their influential skipper unnecessarily. Kompany himself would be stupid to gamble on his fitness and risk the wrath of Pellegrini in two meaningless games having just returned to the City starting eleven.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Vincent Kompany anchored the City defense and they did their part in keeping a clean sheet in the nil-nil draw.

City will certainly have wanted to get one over on their neighbors and create some distance in the table but it wasn't to be. The United defense that Arsenal shredded before the international break tightened up and stifled City's attack. City can take solace in finishing the week at the top of the table even if they are only there by goal differential.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 01:28:00 PM

Vincent Kompany and Aleksandar Kolarov were both left on the bench for Manchester City's match against Sevilla on Wednesday.

The theory goes that if you're healthy enough for the bench then you should be healthy enough to start. Apparently Manuel Pellegrini saw it differently or he wanted to rest his two most important defenders so far this season with the Manchester Derby coming up on Sunday. City were largely unchanged from their Week 9 Premier League match but neither defender was deemed ready to go the full ninety. Expect them both to be starting when they travel across Manchester at the weekend.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 03:56:00 PM

Manchester City was given a defensive boost with the return of Vincent Kompany, who has been cleared for the upcoming week by manager Manuel Pellegrini.

The City captain sat out the weekend win against Bournemouth after Pellegrini deemed him not fit enough to return to the starting XI after controversially playing for Belgium in the EURO 2016 qualifier days before. Kompany's return comes at a critical time with Wednesday's Champions League match against Sevilla and the Manchester derby in the coming days. However, either Nicolas Otamendi or Eliaquim Mangala (more likely) will make way in the starting lineup for Kompany.
Source: Daily Mirror
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 05:56:00 AM

After the club's 5-1 win against Bournemouth, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expressed his concerns over the fitness of Vincent Kompany for the busy week ahead.

Starting Saturday, City has to face Bournemouth, Sevilla in Champions League and Manchester United in a matter of seven days. "I don't think Vincent was able to play after working just Friday with the team. He played [for Belgium] on Tuesday, recovered on Wednesday and with one day I don't think he was able to play in this game. He's not able to play three games in a week." With Pellegrini already upset over how Belgium handled Kompany's injury, the manager can also expect to be without Sergio Aguero and David Silva for the Manchester derby. But unless Kompany hits a setback, expect the captain to be ready for the weekend.
Source: Daily Mirror
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 06:34:00 AM