BREAKING NEWS: City defender Mendy suffers ruptured ACL
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the Premier League club confirmed he has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.Â
The France international, who suffered the setback in the 5-0 win over Crystal Palace last Saturday, flew to Barcelona earlier this week for expert assessment, which revealed significant damage to his ACL.
City have not yet revealed how long Mendy will be out of action, but such an issue leaves his participation over the remainder of the campaign in doubt.
"Benjamin will undergo surgery [on Friday] in Barcelona," confirmed a statement on the club's official website.Â
"Everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery."