Ballack pop at Chelsea medical staff
The Blues midfielder, fit again after eight months out, insists it was TWO weeks before Chelsea finally admitted the knock was serious.
"But in the end Chelsea made it clear - unfortunately two weeks late!
"At the beginning of my injury break I constantly had to deny rumours which were created by misleading comments from the doctors.
"I kept hearing that the ankle surgery had not been necessary at all. I had to justify myself, which was really hard for me.
"And on a club level I heard a few remarks made behind my back which were really disappointing for me.
"That was the worst thing in the first week after the surgery that it was reported: Ballack underwent surgery without reason and without permission. For two weeks I had to read this rubbish everywhere.
"Those claims are untrue and the development of the injury proves that. The necessity of the surgery has been confirmed."