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Abidal to have surgery this Thursday for a liver tumour

A tumour in Barça’s French international defender Eric Abidal’s liver has been detected. The player will have surgery this Thursday.


16 March 2011 02:25 PM



Barcelona (FCB).- A tumour in Barça\u2019s French international defender Éric Abidal\u2019s liver has been detected in a routine exploration. Quite likely it will be benign. Following the detection of the tumour Eric Abidal will be operated on tomorrow afternoon at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona by Doctor Josep Fuster Obregon, who is an international expert in abdominal surgery.

In accordance with the specific wishes of the player himself, the FC Barcelona has requested the maximum respect for his privacy at this moment. Therefore, no further details have been given.


  • Éric Abidal at a recent press conference (by FC Barcelona)

  • Éric Abidal at a recent press conference (by FC Barcelona)