The 22-year-old winger, who spent last season on loan in Germany helping the reintegration of champions Schalke 04 into the Bundesliga, confirmed on social media that he faces around two months away.
Given that the EFL program pauses for a month for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in mid-November – after Burnley’s derby in east Lancashire against Blackburn Rovers at Turf Moor – that means the Clarets will likely be without their summer signing until the Championship resumes in December. 10th.
Kompany said: “It’s not ideal. As you get him through his first few weeks the players start to settle in and then you can have a bit of joy introducing them to the team, but it’s something we’ll have to deal with.
“Our goal is to have him continue to learn and improve even though he’s injured, although it’s unfortunate that he won’t be on the pitch for a while.”
The Burnley boss has also confirmed Charlie Taylor will be ruled out for Bristol City’s visit this weekend after picking up the injury in the 1-1 draw with Preston North End at Deepdale.
Taylor, who could return in time for the trip to South Wales when the Clarets take on Cardiff City, has been replaced by Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Jordan Beyer, who could now make his full debut against Robins.
With news that Taylor’s injury wasn’t as bad as expected, Kompany said: “It’s a double boost. We have Jordan [Beyer] who came and he’s hungry to show what a player he can be.
“On the other side too, we have the international break, which I think for Charlie [Taylor] give him enough time to come back. It’s not too bad and it’s good for us.
Scott Twine is also expected to sit out this weekend’s game as he gets back into shape.