FC Barcelona defender Éric Abidal will undergo surgery this week after club medics detected a liver tumour.
A club statement read: "Éric Abidal has a liver tumour for which he will have an operation next Friday in the BarnaClínic Grup Hospital under the treatment of Dr Josep Fuster Obregon."
The 31-year-old French international has made 22 Liga appearances this season and started five UEFA Champions League games, playing every minute of his side's round of 16 win against Arsenal FC.
©UEFA.com 1998-2013. All rights reserved.