Manchester City confirm Benjamin Mendy has torn cruciate ligament

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Mendy then played in the games against Liverpool, Feyenoord, Watford and Palace, with City keeping clean sheets in each one.

Despite his prolific form, City should still have plenty of firepower to cope with Aguero's absence from the injuries sustained in a auto accident in Amsterdam on Thursday.

Manchester City held off Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 to win their second straight game to open Group F.

The France left-back suffered the injury against Crystal Palace last weekend in what was only his fifth appearance for City since moving from Monaco in the summer.

'After initial tests in Manchester at the start of the week, Benjamin travelled to Barcelona to see a specialist doctor, where further examinations of the knee today confirmed the extent of the injury.

Tests have now confirmed he has ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee.

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Manchester City confirm Benjamin Mendy has torn cruciate ligament

'Benjamin will undergo surgery tomorrow in Barcelona, and everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery'.

To make matters much worse, on Friday morning, news emerged that Sergio Aguero had been in a vehicle accident in Holland and had suffered a fractured rib in the collision.

He joked on his Twitter feed that he would be joining "Injury FC" on loan for a couple of months but hoped to return stronger.

The setback leaves City without an out-and-out left-back, and Guardiola has indicated that he could bring in a new signing in the January transfer window.

City released left back Gael Clichy in the summer while Aleksandar Kolarov asked to leave to join Roma.

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