Mario Balotelli is set to be out for a couple of weeks following the news that the young Italian will be having minor eye surgery to correct a recurring problem.
It is expected that Balotelli will be out for the duration of the international break meaning that his absence will not be too disruptive to Roberto Mancini’s plans.
David Platt said “Mario will have an operation a in few days’ time. It’s not a major procedure and he should be back quite quickly.” He went onto explain that “The contact lenses are the issue when he gets…conjunctivitis. He can’t get his contact lenses in, so he can’t really play.”
Despite suggestions from some quarters that Balotelli could be out for up to a month Platt was quick to quash that theory. He said “that’s not true and I’m not sure where that came from.”