Injury-hit Kompany set for another spell out for City

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) " Injury-plagued Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set for another spell on the sidelines because of a knee ligament problem.

City manager Pep Guardiola said Tuesday that Kompany will be out for "weeks" and that the defender was traveling to a hospital in Spain for further assessment.

Kompany hurt his knee during City's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, a game in which he was substituted in the first half following a knock to the head.

Calf and groin injuries forced Kompany to miss most of last season, as well as the European Championship across June-July, and various minor setbacks have restricted him to five appearances this season.

Guardiola was speaking ahead of City's match against Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League on Wednesday.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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