Cheer Sprint with cruciate ligament rupture: The hardest professional in England
After Manchester City’s winning goal at the very last second, Benjamin Mendy throws any reason overboard. The injured Frenchman sprints onto the field.
Manchester City’s last-minute win over FC Southampton (2-1) unleashed great emotions for many of the players.
While city coach Pep Guardiola was wildly persuading Southampton’s Nathan Redmond after the final whistle, one of his players caused excitement with a sprint.
French international Benjamin Mendy, currently condemned to watching with a rupture of the cruciate ligament in his right knee, apparently forgot all pain and ran after the winning goal through Raheem Sterling without crutches to the scorer and his cheering fellow players.
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The left-back at the service of the front runner ignored his serious knee injury and risked an extension of the injury break in the euphoria.
The pictures provided great amusement for Twitter users, and Mendy also commented on his sprint with humour:”Cross ribbon tearing, but who cares after a winning goal in the 95th minute? I don’t know.”
After the game, Guardiola commented on the action at the press conference with gusto:”Mendy is crazy. He’s injured for six months, and he’s running. A disaster,”said the Spaniard shaking his head, but with a slight smile.