Manchester City confirm Benjamin Mendy has ruptured ligaments

Hope Soto
October 1, 2017

The City boss said afterwards that Mendy was facing a much longer absence than originally thought.

Steve Nicol assesses how Man City should proceed if Benjamin Mendy misses an extended period of time with a knee injury.

Manchester City have suffered yet another injury blow to their defence, as it was confirmed by the club that their world-record defensive signing Benjamin Mendy has suffered a tear to his ACL in his right knee.

But now, after hearing that he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, he's maintained his playful online persona and made fun of his strife.

The France left-back suffered the injury against Crystal Palace last weekend in what was only his fifth appearance for City since moving from Monaco in the summer.

City said on their website (www.mancity.com) that the player had travelled to Barcelona to see a specialist, after initial tests in Manchester, with the results on Thursday confirming the extent of the injury.

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"Benjamin will undergo surgery [Friday] in Barcelona, and everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery".

He wrote, "Bad news guys".

Despite the diagnosis, Mendy was able to keep his sense of humour on Twitter, saying he is "joining Injury FC on loan for a couple monthes".

Delph played at left back in City's 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Mendy's injury is a major setback for City as it comes just before their trip to Chelsea on Saturday and the prospect of losing the 23-year old for the rest of the season severely weakens Guardiola's strategy as the left-back was a key part of his summer squad rebuild.

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