Balzaretti Out Two More Months

Left-back Federico Balzaretti has been ruled out of action for an additional two months after tests revealed today that he will require hernia surgery. The former Palermo man will fly to the United States today to have the procedure done and should be back to full fitness by April.

Balzaretti has not featured in a match since November after injuring his groin in training; Vasilis Torosidis, Dodo, and Michel Bastos are all candidates to fill the vacancy during Balzaretti’s absence.

Source(s): Sky Italia

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