Ballack may not face United

LONDON - Chelsea denied that Michael Ballack put his career with the club in jeopardy by having ankle surgery.

LONDON - Chelsea denied that Michael Ballack put his career with the club in jeopardy by having ankle surgery.

Ballack had surgery on April 27 in Munich, Germany, and it was rumored Chelsea had wanted him to postpone.

He is back in training but unlikely to face Manchester United in the May 19 FA Cup final.- Sapa-AP

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