The Italian recently underwent a procedure to correct Myopia following a bout of conjunctivitis and will likely return to action within two weeks, according to his surgeon
The Italian striker is likely to miss the Citizens' Premier League clash with Stoke after the international break, however, as he adjusts to the procedure.
Balotelli, who previously suffered from Mypoia, has used contact lenses on the football pitch for much of his professional career. However, he recently contracted conjunctivitis, rendering an operation necessary.
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"We waited for the defect to stabilise over the last four years and this was the right time to have the operation.
"His eyes did not tolerate the contact lenses and he had problems at the start of the season.
"I think in around 10 days he should be ready to play again.
"We brought the operation forward by a day to avoid the paparazzi. This surgery will enable Balotelli to see very well.
"Already he asked if he could drive and I suggested he should get a lift until Thursday."