Balotelli injury when performing debut with "The Citizens' League against Timisoara in Europa, last month. Since then, his condition never improved. "Hopefully the injury will be better soon. But, so Balotelli tries to improve its recovery program this week, it is clearly seen to have taken immediate action. This operation could be sidelined him until six weeks ahead," wrote an official statement of Manchester City.
The plan, these operations will be conducted in Pavia, near Milan, and Balotelli already fly there. This is certainly a severe blow for City coach, Roberto Mancini, due in six weeks ahead, "The Citizens" will face heavy opponents, such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus in the UEFA Europa.
It is also bad news for the Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli. Balotelli was absent when the "GLI Azzurri" face San Marino on Tuesday (09/07/2010). And he certainly absent again as against chief rival Serbia, 12 October.