Ballack to miss Ukraine trip
Bayer Leverkusen are on their way to qualifying for the group stages after their 3-0 first leg win in which Ballack scored a penalty.
The 33-year-old midfielder was out of action for three months this summer with a right ankle injury which ruled him out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
He has stayed in Germany to work on his fitness ahead of Sunday's Bundesliga game against Borussia Monchengladbach, according to the club.
This is an important week for Ballack who will learn if Germany coach Joachim Low has selected him for UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against Belgium and Azerbaijan next week.