Balzaretti’s season over; Roma tenure too?

After complications regarding his recovery from an inguinal hernia, Federico Balzaretti’s season, World Cup hopes, and likely his tenure at AS Roma are over.

Today, outlets are reporting that Balzaretti’s recovery from the surgery has began from scratch after Dr. Brian Busconi conceded the opertain was inconclusive. The former Palermo man isn’t expected to return to full health for another 3-5 months, risking his availability for next season. With this in mind, AS Roma are now considering the consensual resolution of the left-back’s contract, which is set to expire in 2015.

Source(s): Corriere dello Sport

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