Mendy has made a good impact at the Premier League since his £49million transfer from Monaco in the summertime.
But the France world used to be pressured off throughout the primary part of Saturday’s house win over Crystal Palace following a take on on Andros Townsend.
Manchester City was hoping the issue would now not be critical, and there used to be even communicate of a health take a look at previous to final evening’s Champions League conflict with Shakhtar Donetsk, however it’s worse than to start with concept.
The 23-year-old will now trip to Barcelona for a complete evaluation with knee specialist Dr Ramon Cugat, however Guardiola concedes the location does now not glance promising.
Speaking after the 2-Zero win over Shakhtar, Guardiola stated: “The day after the next day to come he’s travelling to Barcelona and we’re going to see in any case what he has.
“Our first impact (is he) might be a bit bit lengthy, out of the image, sadly for us.
“I don’t know, we will wait until Thursday, but I am pretty sure it will be longer than we would like, unfortunately.”
On a good word for City, midfielder Fabian Delph produced an excellent efficiency as a makeshift left-back in Mendy’s absence.
Guardiola stated: “I’ve a idea – midfield avid gamers, when they’re clever, can play all over the place as a result of they perceive the worldwide state of affairs.
“He performed a fantastic sport. I’m so satisfied for him. Last season he used to be injured a large number of the time and when he used to be are compatible perhaps I did not depend an excessive amount of on him.
“That was my personal regret. He deserved more minutes.”