Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is facing another injury lay-off after sustaining a groin injury on Wednesday the club confirmed.
Kompany left the pitch before full-time of the 2-1 EFL Cup third-round win against Swansea, his first appearance in four months after sustaining the same problem in the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on May 4.
The club is still to learn the full extent of the problem and no date has been put on the 30-year-old’s potential return.
There is some good news in that the injury is not connected to the calf complaints which blighted Kompany’s 2015-16 campaign, but it is the latest in a long line of setbacks to have hampered his career.
The latest setback is another blow for Kompany, who has now suffered 34 injuries since joining City from Harmburg in 2008.
His most recent absence came after he sustained a thigh injury in the Champions League semi-final loss to Real Madrid in May. He missed the final two games of last season and the first eight of the new campaign.
John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Aleksandar Kolarov are all available to fill in the void left by Kompany