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Benjamin Mendy knee ligament injury confirmed

LATEST: Benjamin Mendy has been to Barcelona in a bid to recover from his knee injury

LATEST: Benjamin Mendy has been to Barcelona in a bid to recover from his knee injury

Manchester City FC can confirm that Benjamin Mendy has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The French defender sustained the injury during the first half of Saturday’s 5-0 Premier League victory at home to Crystal Palace.

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 today confirmed the extent of the injury.

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

mancity.com will bring you regular updates regarding his rehabilitation.

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