The Manchester city striker Mario Balotelli could miss the match against Stoke city as he has undergone a laser-eye surgery in Italy, according to Man City Football News.

The 22-year-old is one of the best strikers in the Premier league, and Manchester city will certainly miss him according to the manager Roberto Mancini. Even though Mario Balotelli has only flashes of brilliance during his two seasons with Manchester city, he has always regarded as an important player by the manager. His absence will leave Manchester city with just Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez as the two main strikers at the club.

Mario Balotelli has been wearing contact lenses up until now. However, in order to enhance his play the striker has undergone a laser-eye surgery according to the manager Roberto Mancini. This would enable Mario Balotelli to play without contact lenses. Manchester city will have a tough few matches in the next few weeks because they will be facing the likes of Real Madrid in the Champions League. Roberto Mancini has said that Mario Balotelli had no other alternative but to go for the surgery because he developed many problems with the contact lenses during the start of the season.

“He had a few problems with contact lenses some years ago. 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 had problems at the start of the season. I think in around 10 days he should be ready to play again. Already he asked if he could drive and I suggested he should get a lift until Thursday,” said Roberto Mancini ahead of the match with Stoke city during the weekend. Manchester city’s main priority will be to stop conceding goals.

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