Unfortunate injury for Vincent Kompany

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has ruled himself out of playing in his own testimonial after suffering a hamstring injury.

Kompany ended his Man City tenure during the summer, having spent 11 hugely successful years at the club.

During his spell at the Etihad, Kompany played 360 games, scoring 20 goals and assisting 11.

He returned to his native Belgium during the off-season, where he took over boyhood club Anderlecht as a player-manager.

He returned to England this week to take part in his Manchester City testimonial against a Premier League All-Stars team, but there’s been some very unfortunate news ahead of the game.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with Bernardo Silva of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 06, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Man City via Getty Images)

“It’s typical of me, right?”

Vincent Kompany has ruled himself out of his own testimonial game due to a hamstring injury.

The Belgian struggled with injury for much of his Man City career, spending a lot of time on the sidelines.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of the clash, Kompany explained he has a slight hamstring injury, and he simply couldn’t risk playing.

“Unfortunately I won’t be starting tonight or playing,” Kompany revealed to the press.

“It’s typical of me, right? I’m usually just there for the end of the season. 

“I’ve got a slight hamstring injury. I couldn’t risk it tonight.

“We’ve got plenty of awesome players to be watching today and in many ways it is about a celebration to say goodbye, it doesn’t need to be on the pitch as such.

“In the same way, we are doing it for an unbelievable cause. That takes priority.

“I’ll be there for David Silva and Kun Aguero’s testimonials.”

Gabriel Jesus & Benjamin Mendy: Man City team news vs Norwich

Back at Manchester City, there’s actually been some pretty positive injury news.

Both Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy look to be closing in on their returns from injury.

Click here to find out whether they could make the Norwich game.

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