Pep Guardiola Says Benjamin Mendy Out Until April with Knee Injury

by Eddie Scott October 2, 2017, 0:26
Pep Guardiola Says Benjamin Mendy Out Until April with Knee Injury

Amsterdam police spokesman Frans Zuiderhoek said that officers attended to an accident in the city at around 11pm after "a taxi-cab hit a lamp-post".

Bad news guys - I'll be joining Injury FC on loan for a couple months with ruptured ACL. but will be back soon & stronger hopefully.

It's not been a good 24 hours for Pep and City!

"It was his day off".

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Mendy's Jese reference was concerning a nurse that has helped him over the last two days who he felt looked similar to Stoke City striker Jese Rodriguez!

"I'm going to have surgery with Jesé Rodriguez!"

"Right now, I do not know (looking for a new defender figure)".

After tests in Manchester at the start of the week, the 23-year-old travelled to Spain to see a specialist doctor and further examinations of the knee on Thursday confirmed the extent of the injury.

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The prospect of losing Mendy for the rest of the season severely weakens Guardiola's strategy, as the France worldwide was a key part of his summer squad rebuilding.

Having joined the Citizens from Ligue 1 champions Monaco in the summer, Mendy has made a huge impression in England both on and off the pitch.

Fabian Delph, called up to the England squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania, filled in at full-back against Shakhtar on Tuesday and summer signing Danilo is another option.

According to the Mirror, City will now delve into the January transfer market to find a left back in Mendy's absence - with fears growing that his recovery could keep him out until the end of the season.

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