Just heard about his eye-problem and I also learnt he wears contact lens to play football. Italy international, Mario Balotelli has been experiencing some problems of late especially conjunctivitis and would have his eyes operated.

The 22 year-old Manchester City striker is expected to be back on the pitch in 2 weeks now but unfortunately will miss the Azzurri's World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.

The club's first-team coach, David Platt explained that it is just a normal procedure and the operation is going to be a minor one. ''The contact lenses are the issue when he gets it, conjunctivitis. He can't get his contact lenses in, so he can't really play.'' He added.