Balliu Injured, Long Absence from the Field Expected
Albanian Daily News
Published December 4, 2017
The Albanian National Team defender, Ivan Balliu, who plays in the French championship with Metz team, has suffered a serious injury that is expected to keep him away from the field for at least a couple of weeks.
He entered the field as starter player in this match but was forced to leave at 40th minute due to a serious injury in the scapula.
After the match Metz's coach reported that the injury was much more serious than it initially seemed. It remains still unclear how much time will be needed to Balliu to return in the field. This is a bad news for the National Team coach, Christian Panucci who had included him in the group of players gathered for the last matches.