Benjamin Mendy to have more test on knee injury

Benjamin Mendy

 

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy will fly to Barcelona for further tests on his knee injury to learn if he suffered any ligament damage.

Mendy got his right knee injured after challenging Andros Townsend during their game with Crystal Palace where they won 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

City’s medical staff felt that they needed closer investigation with the injury which is why Pep Guardiola will send the left-back to his most trusted specialist, Dr Ramon Cugat at the Chiron Hospital in Barcelona.

It is common for Guardiola to insist that his players visit his trusted specialist as Cugat is a leading orthopaedic surgeon in the country.

Some of the players Cugat treated are Ilkay Gundogan, Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva.

Guardiola will most probably not like it if Mendy’s injury is serious since this will affect City. The Frenchman made a £52 million move from Monaco and is crucial to Guardiola’s plans to cover in the full-back positions.

Danilo will fill in at left-back for City while Mendy is away but Guardiola admitted that he will have a significant headache if the player can’t return right away.

“We are going to find a solution,” Guardiola said. “[Delph] is a midfield player but he can play left-back. Fabian can help us a lot.”

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