Demichelis disappointed with Ballack

BY foxsports • March 17, 2010

Bayern Munich's Argentina defender Martin Demichelis is disappointed with Michael Ballack after suffering multiple facial injuries in a collision with the Germany captain.

Ballack accidentally shattered several bones in Demichelis' face with his knee during Argentina's 1-0 victory over Germany earlier this month.

Ballack never bothered to ask about his health or to wish him a speedy recovery although the two spent three seasons together at Bayern, Demichelis said at a news conference Wednesday.

"He is a great footballer but as a human being there is nothing to say about him," Demichelis said. "I am disappointed. We played together for three years at Bayern Munich. He could have at least sent some greetings."

Demichelis said he had been afraid immediately after the injury that he might miss the World Cup, but that he is now confident he will recover by then.

The Argentine began jogging this week and plans to practice with the team next week wearing a special mask, although he had had no target date for his return.

Demichelis said the right side of his face still feels numb but that he is beginning to feel better.

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