Italian national football squad and A.C. Milan striker Mario Balotelli missed the Azzurri’s training session on Wednesday.
The reason was the 23-year-old player’s knee injury, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
Balotelli’s participation is doubtful for Italy’s 2014 World Cup qualifier group matches against Denmark (Friday) and Armenia (October 15).
The Italian striker will undergo a medical on Wednesday and, as a result, his recovery period will become clear.
Due to health issues, Mario Balotelli had missed the Azzurri’s first-leg game against Armenia, which was played in Armenia’s capital city Yerevan and Italy had won by a score of 3-1.
To note, after eight rounds in World Cup qualifiers in Group B, the Azzurri have already booked their spot at Brazil 2014, with 20 points, Bulgaria have 13 points, Denmark have 12 points, Armenia and the Czech Republic have 9 points, apiece, and Malta have 3 points.