Benjamin Mendy hit by new injury setback and withdraws from France fixtures

Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy is out of the France squad for their upcoming internationals with a sprained left knee and meniscal lesion, according to L’Equipe.

Mendy played the full 90 minutes in Sunday’s Manchester derby and there were no visible signs of injury, but it appears the often injured 24-year-old is sidelined again with what sounds like two separate problems in his leg.

His namesake Ferland Mendy of Lyon, who played against City in the Champions League, has replaced the Shark Team chief for the fixtures against the Netherlands (November 16) and Uruguay (November 20).

The severity of the injury has yet to be confirmed by City and so it isn’t yet known how long Mendy will be out for.

Mendy is one of several Premier League stars to have withdrawn from national team duty, with Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Alexandre Lacazette also out for France’s November games.

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