Benjamin Mendy's season in doubt after confirmation of ACL injury

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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.

Mendy seemed in strong spirit despite the injury and tweeted he was joining Loan FC.

"No other vehicles were involved", he said yesterday, adding that the three people in the taxi "have been transferred to hospital for observation. but there were no bad injuries".

"Our first impression is that this will be a bit long, longer than what we imagined, which is a shame", said Guardiola after the victory of the Citizens against Donetsk in the champions League (2-0). I think our task now is just to support him (Mendy) and just to be there if he needs something from us.

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The French left back came off in the first half of City's 5-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace last weekend, and after initial scans left Pep Guardiola feeling optimistic over the scare (the Spaniard claimed that Mendy would only be out for a few days), the defender's season could well be over already.

Mendy then played in the games against Liverpool, Feyenoord, Watford and Palace, with City keeping clean sheets in each one.

The Frenchman had been on impressive form since he joined City from Monaco for a reported 52 million pounds ($69.97 million) fee in July.

"We thought next summer about looking for another replacement at left-back, we will see what we do, we have alternatives in our squad, Fabian Delph, Danilo, Fernandinho, and Zinchenko, we will see as we go along".

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