Mario Balotelli has caused concern for Italy ahead of World Cup qualifying by skipping Wednesday morning’s training session.
Sky Sport 24 are running the line that the Milan forward is out of today’s workout having suffered an injury.
Ahead of qualifiers this week and next against Denmark and Armenia, initial rumours have been that Balotelli has suffered a suspected knee sprain, whilst other outlets indicate that only muscle soreness is the reason for his absence.
The player is believed set to undergo tests on his complaint today to rule out serious injury, whilst it leaves his availability for facing Denmark in doubt.
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