An injury is part and parcel of every footballer’s career and being sidelined for a long time could be a frustrating time. For Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy it is another frustrating period of injury and this time on his left knee. Mendy missed the majority of last season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and returned in April last season and played 9 out of 12 premier league games.
Man City confirm Benjamin Mendy has undergone surgery on his left knee in Barcelona this evening. No time scale, as yet, on his potential return to play. #MCFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 14, 2018
Meanwhile, Telegraph reporter James Ducker has reported that Benjamin Mendy has undergone surgery in Barcelona tonight on a small tear to the meniscus in his left knee (not same knee as ACL). City risk being without him several weeks and poss until new year
The Premier League Champions announce on their official website that Mendy underwent knee surgery on Wednesday. The 24-year-old was operated on after he pulled out of the France squad for Friday’s Nations League game with the Netherlands.
A statement from City read: “Manchester City can confirm that Benjamin Mendy has undergone surgery on his left knee tonight.
“The Frenchman, who played the full 90 minutes in the weekend’s 3-1 win over rivals Manchester United, travelled to join up with his national team before withdrawing from the squad. “The 24-year-old defender attended Dr. Cugat’s clinic in Barcelona where scans revealed that surgery was required.
“That surgery was conducted on Wednesday evening and everyone at Manchester City wishes Benjamin a speedy recovery.”