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Injury Update: Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has ruptured ACL, out indefinitely

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Horrible, horrible, horrible news for Manchester City: Benjamin Mendy is set for a very long spell on the sidelines with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, the club announced on Thursday.

Mendy also shared the news on his Twitter account, and vowed to come back soon and stronger than ever:

This is obviously a major blow to City’s title chances. Mendy was a crucial part of the system Pep Guardiola was hoping to implement this season, and for the next 6-8 months it’ll be next to impossible to find a replacement for the Frenchman. City will no doubt invest in a left-back in the January transfer window, but until then things will be very tough for the Blues.

Please get better as soon as possible, Benji. We love you and need you.