Nightmare for Manchester City As Sergio Aguero Injured In Serious Car Accident

Mendy's apparent long-term absence from the side will have come as a blow to Guardiola as he prepares his side for Saturday's clash withChelsea, but was hit with another major blow ahead of the trip to the champions as it was confirmed that striker Sergio Agüero was involved in a auto crash.

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

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

'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.

The France worldwide will undergo surgery on Friday and, although City have not said how long he will be out, players can take up to nine months to recover from such an injury.

Mendy, who joined from Monaco in the offseason for a reported 50 million pounds ($67 million), injured his knee making a tackle in City's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

He wrote, "Bad news guys".

The news poses huge problems for Guardiola, who is now without a dedicated left back.

Mendy's injury is a major setback for City as it comes just before their trip to Chelsea on Saturday and the prospect of losing the 23-year old for the rest of the season severely weakens Guardiola's strategy as the left-back was a key part of his summer squad rebuild.


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