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Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy undergoes knee surgery

Benjamin Mendy undergoes knee surgery
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Manchester City reveal that defender Benjamin Mendy will spend a period on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery.

Manchester City have revealed that defender Benjamin Mendy has undergone knee surgery.

Mendy missed the majority of the last campaign with a serious knee injury, and although this issue is with his opposite knee, the Frenchman faces an extended period on the sidelines.

A club statement read: "Manchester City can confirm that Benjamin Mendy has undergone surgery on his left knee tonight.

"The Frenchman, who played the full 90 minutes in the weekend's 3-1 win over rivals Manchester United, travelled to join up with his national team before withdrawing from the squad.

"The 24-year-old defender attended Dr. Cugat's clinic in Barcelona where scans revealed that surgery was required. That surgery was conducted on Wednesday evening and everyone at Manchester City wishes Benjamin a speedy recovery."

Mendy had enjoyed an excellent season with the Premier League champions, with five assists coming from his 10 starts in the top flight and Champions League.

A report in The Mirror has suggested that City have been managing Mendy's knee problem during the opening three months of the season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
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12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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