Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has been left feeling very worried for Vincent Kompany after he picked up an injury after only nine minutes into his return, Daily Star reports.
The 29-year-old last featured in the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa back on November 8th before marking his return to action in the 4-1 win over Sunderland.
However, his comeback after six weeks out was cut extremely short when he suffered another injury to his calf after coming on for only nine minutes.
Pellegrini is now feeling very worried over the future of his captain given that he could now spend even more time on the sidelines and will be unable to feature against league leaders Leicester City in the upcoming round of fixtures.
“We were worried. I’d just made the change and was then told Vincent needed to be substituted,” he said.
“We are trying to find the reason why he has so many injuries in his calf. But that is a medical problem I cannot answer. We are going to do all the tests that he needs to understand why.”
Kompany has been a prominent figure in the back line for his side so far this term as City have been unable to keep a clean sheet without his services.
The Belgium international has featured in nine league matches so far this term while managing to score two goals for his club in the process.