Ex-Man City striker Rolando Bianchi has tumour removed | inside World Soccer

Italian club Bologna have confirmed that striker Rolando Bianchi is recovering after a benign tumour was removed from his foot.

The 31-year-old underwent surgery after it was found he was suffering from Morton's neuroma, a benign tumour of the intermetatarsal plantar nerve which can cause the foot to feel numb and is essentially fibrous tissue formed around the nerve.

Bologna, who were relegated from Serie A this season, released a statement confirming details of Bianchi's operation on Thursday.

It read: "Rolando Bianchi has undergone surgery for removal of Morton's neuroma.

"The player will now observe a few days of convalescence, and then gradually start the rehabilitation phase."

Bianchi had been something of a journeyman, having played for Atalanta, Cagliari, Reggina, Manchester City, Lazio, and Torino before joining Bologna last summer.

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