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Mario Balotelli out for a month: Manchester City's 23m man undergoes knee surgery in Italy

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08 Sep 2010 19:27:13

Mario Balotelli out for a month: Manchester City's 23m man undergoes knee surgery in Italy

Manchester City have been dealt a blow with the news that Mario Balotelli will be ruled out for up to a month after undergoing knee surgery in Italy today. The 23-year-old striker has flown to Pavia, near Milan to have an operation on a cartilage injury he sustained on his City debut against FC Timisoara in the Europa League on August 19. Waiting game: Roberto Mancini (right) will have to wait before handing Mario Balotelli his eagerly awaited League debut Boss Roberto Mancini had been hoping that his £23million summer signing from Inter Milan would be fit in time for a Premier League bow against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. However, Balotelli is now likely to be sidelined for another four weeks after treatment failed to solve the problem.  Manchester City's Balotelli to face racist Juventus fans againCity boys take over England! How the men from Manchester dominate the rest of the Premier League in Fabio Capello's teamMANCHESTER CITY FC


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