Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has confirmed he has joined Injury FC on loan for the rest of the season, leaving Pep Guardiola short on options at left back.
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has completed a ‘loan move’ to ‘Injury FC’, the player himself has confirmed.
The Frenchman recently suffered an injury, and will be out for most, if not all of the season, after he confirmed he has an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. And reacting to the development, the left back joked about the situation, as he tweeted: “Bad news guys ???? ll be joining Injury FC on loan for a couple months with ruptured ACL... but will be back soon & stronger hopefully ????????”.
Mendy flew to Barcelona on Wednesday to see renowned specialist Dr Ramon Cugat and scans show he has seriously damaged his anterior cruciate ligaments.Read also: Walcott reveals sacrificial role to aid 100-goal man Giroud
The France defender will have an operation in Barcelona on Friday and faces months on the sidelines.
Mendy, who joined City for £52million from Monaco in the summer, was hurt in the first half of City’s 5-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace.
City were optimistic after initial scans on Monday and Pep Guardiola thought he would only be out for a matter of days.
But now Mendy and City have been left reeling from this hammer blow and Guardiola will move for another left-back in January because he has no recognised cover for the Frenchman.
Guardiola deployed Fabian Delph as a makeshift left-back against Shakhtar Donetsk and Danilo is his only other realistic alternative for Saturday’s showdown with Chelsea.