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Mendy could face another extended spell on sidelines

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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After missing nearly all of last season with a torn ACL, Benjamin Mendy could be facing another long spell on the sidelines.

The French international is suffering from an injury to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, the bone that connects to the little toe on your foot. Mendy has missed Man City’s previous two matches against Fulham in the Premier League and Lyon in the UEFA Champions League with reported bruising on that part of his foot.

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“I don’t know it – he has a problem in his bone,” manager Pep Guardiola said during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s match at Cardiff City. Guardiola added he didn’t know how long Mendy would be out.

When healthy, Mendy has been Man City’s first choice left back or left wing back, starting four games so far this season. But since his move from Monaco in July 2017, Mendy’s appeared in just 11 Premier League matches due to injury. It’s another blow to a Man City squad that’s already living with the long-term injury to Kevin De Bruyne in midfield.