Manchester City confirm Benjamin Mendy has ruptured ligaments

Posted October 01, 2017

City boss Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday night: "I think it is going to be a major setback".

Earlier, it was reported that City's star striker Sergio Aguero has suffered broken ribs after the accident in Amsterdam and it is likely that the Argentine will be out of action for some time now.

After an explosive start to their new campaign, Manchester City have had a dismal week following two serious injuries to the first team squad.

Manchester City held off Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 to win their second straight game to open Group F.

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French defender Benjamin Mende was injured by a cruciate ligament in the right knee after the player underwent tests.

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.

He wrote: 'Bad news guys. l'l be joining Injury FC on loan for a couple monthes [sic] with ruptured ACL. but will be back soon & stronger hopefully'.

City released left back Gael Clichy in the summer while Aleksandar Kolarov asked to leave to join Roma.

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"After initial tests in Manchester in the beginning of the week, Benjamin Mendy is gone to Barcelona or new examinations confirmed the injury", stated the Blues.

"Benjamin will undergo surgery tomorrow in Barcelona, and everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery", added City, who travel to Chelsea for Saturday's clash between the reigning champions and current leaders.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent.

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