Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany’s injury woe looks set to continue after he was ruled out for between four and six weeks with a medial ligament damage in his right knee.
In wake of his latest injury, City fans and foes alike have called on Kompany to hang up his boots for good.
After the news was announced, fans on Twitter called for the 30-year-old to hang up his boots, while others took the opportunity to mock his misfortune.
City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed the news while facing the media in a press conference previewing this Saturdays Premier League match against Burnley.
Kompany has had a torrid time on the sidelines in 2016 having started just 15 matches in all competitions since the turn of the year.
This season, the Belgium defender has spent just 115 minutes on the pitch in the top flight, and considering how bad his injury record is, he may record his fewest appearances ever in a campaign for City.
Last season has been the worst on record for Kompany since his arrival at the club in 2008 as he featured just 22 times in total.
Guardiola explained to reporters that the initial prognosis of four months on the treatment table has been extended since visiting specialist Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.