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Ballack undergoes ankle operation that could end season

Ballack undergoes ankle operation that could end season

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has had surgery on his left ankle and may not play again this season.
The Germany captain, who was injured in last week's scoreless draw at Newcastle, underwent surgery on Friday after seeing national team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt in Munich.
"We can confirm that Michael Ballack had an operation on his ankle injury yesterday," Chelsea said Saturday in a statement.
The 30-year-old Ballack will miss the second leg of the Champions League semifinals at Liverpool on Tuesday. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said defender Ricardo Carvalho is also out with a knee injury.
Ballack could miss Germany's European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Slovakia in June.


Updated : 2021-04-20 19:30 GMT+08:00