Vincent Kompany has had his pre-season cut short due to injury, and has returned to England in a bid to fully recover in time for Manchester City’s curtain-raiser against Chelsea in the Community Shield.
Manchester City have described the decision to send their captain home as a ‘precautionary measure’, after Kompany picked up the thigh strain during City’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, as both teams progressed through their tour of Malaysia.
A statement issued through the club’s official website read; "Vincent Kompany has flown to Europe for treatment on a calf injury and will play no further part in City's tour of Malaysia."
"The City skipper was substituted as a precautionary measure during the 2-0 win over Arsenal in China, but despite travelling with the squad to Kuala Lumpar, it was decided he would be better served with treatment and rest with the start of the season now just a few weeks away."
Manchester City will take on FA Cup Winners Chelsea at Wembley on August 12 in their Community Shield opener, and City will hope that their captain, who last week signed a new six year deal at the club, will have recovered in time.