Kompany out for up to six weeks as injury nightmare continues

The Belgian defender has had his fair share of injury problems and Manchester City and Pep Guardiola have given the 30-year-old until the end of the season to regain full fitness

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City receives treatment from the medical team during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set for yet another spell on the sidelines after sustaining knee ligament damage, his manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

"It is a ligament problem. He will be four to six weeks out," Guardiola told reporters.

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany is substituted because of an injury

British media reported that there remains a firm desire from the defender and Guardiola to try to re-establish him in the first-team and the former Barcelona manager has decided to give Kompany until the end of the season to prove his fitness.

Further injury problems

Striker Sergio Aguero is a doubt for Saturday's trip to Burnley after sustaining a foot problem in Wednesday's Champions League draw with German side Borussia Moenchengladbach.