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Premier League: Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy to undergo surgery for ruptured knee

London: Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy faces a long injury lay-off after the Premier League leaders confirmed on Thursday that he has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Manchester City's French defender Benjamin Mendy (C) is helped by medics during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on September 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy is helped by medics during the match against Crystal Palace. AFP

The 23-year-old French international, signed for £50 million ($67 million) from Monaco in the summer, will undergo surgery in Barcelona on Friday on the injury he suffered in last weekend's victory over Crystal Palace.

Mendy had already travelled to Barcelona to see City manager Pep Guardiola's personal medical team for tests on Thursday.

"After initial tests in Manchester at the start of the week, Benjamin travelled to Barcelona to see a specialist doctor, where further examinations of the knee confirmed the extent of the injury," read a Manchester City statement.


"Benjamin will undergo surgery tomorrow (Friday) in Barcelona, and everyone at the Club wishes him a speedy recovery."

Updated Date: Sep 29, 2017 10:13 AM

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