Manchester City legend Mike Summerbee has backed club captain Vincent Kompany to bounce back from his injury woes and return to his best form.
The 34-year-old recently damaged his knee ligaments in City's 2-1 win at Crystal Palace and is unlikely to play for Pep Guardiola's side for the rest of the year.
However, Manchester City ambassador Summerbee is hopeful the quality centre-back Kompany will come back stronger after his injury nightmare.
"It's unfortunate, it's a rarity to have so many injuries as he's had," ex-England winger Summerbee told Omnisport.
"He's a quality player. When he came back against Swansea [a 2-1 EFL Cup win in September], I thought he was outstanding and then he got a bit of an injury towards the end of the game.
"If he can get through this difficult period he's going through...he's a very, very fit lad, he knows what he wants to do. He's a determined man.
"He'll come back into the side and you'll see Vincent Kompany as he was. He's a well-respected man, not only by City supporters but by all supporters around the country. When people talk about centre-halves they always talk about Vincent Kompany."
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