Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has claimed that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could be out for up to eight weeks, after suffering a calf injury in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The center-back was substituted in the first half against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League after a calf problem, and will miss Belgium’s friendly match against Portugal on March 29.
Kompany will also miss Sunday’s Manchester Derby at the Etihad Stadium.
“Vincent Kompany will be out for six to eight weeks,” Wilmots said.
“He has injured at the other calf.”
However, City boss Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful that the 29-year-old defender will be back before the end of the season.
“Talking with the doctor, I think that Vincent has an injury in his other leg – not the same calf as last time. We will see the way he improves, but maybe in one month he can be ready so part of the season he can play,” said Pellegrini.
“It is a new injury in the other calf, a little bit higher behind the knee,” he added.
“It is similar to Kolarov injury a month ago. Kolarov took around three weeks to one month to come back.”