Manchester City confirm Benjamin Mendy has torn cruciate ligament
Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy is facing a lengthy absence out of action after the club confirmed he has torn his cruciate ligament.
The French defender picked up the injury during the first half of City's Saturday’s 5-0 Premier League victory at home to Crystal Palace.
And he will now undergo surgery in Barcelona on Friday.
City boss Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday night: "I think it is going to be a major setback. We are going to see finally what he has."
"It is very frustrating for him first as a person, I feel sad for him, like I felt for Ilkay Gundogan," Guardiola added, referring to the German midfielder who missed most of last season with injury.
"For the way we want to play we will lose a lot, he is a unique player.