Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany limps off with ankle injury in Stoke clash

The skipper could miss games against Chelsea and Liverpool as he hobbled off the pitch after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge with Kenwyne Jones
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany limped off during his side's FA Cup match against Stoke City with an ankle injury.

The Belgium international sustained the injury after contesting a challenge with Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones.

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Kompany landed awkwardly following the aerial duel with the Trinidadian and rolled his ankle on the soft turf at the Britannia Stadium.

The City skipper hobbled off the pitch in the 33rd minute and proceeded to walk straight down the tunnel.

The injury could be a massive blow to Roberto Mancini's side as they face crucial Premier League clashes with Liverpool and Chelsea in the coming weeks, and could be without their inspirational leader.

There was clear confusion following Kompany's injury as David Platt and Mancini deliberated for a number of minutes before finally deciding to bring on Gael Clichy, switching to three at the back.

Platt revealed after the match that the defender will definitely miss their next game against QPR on Tuesday.

"He's pulled his calf," he revealed.

"We won't know how bad it is until the morning but there will be no chance for Tuesday.

"It's a blow when you lose players but that's what you’ve got the squad for at the end of the day, during the season players get injured and you have a squad that you can move around and put players in.

"We're fine, we've got enough numbers."