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Barcelona's Abidal to undergo liver operation

Published: Tuesday 15 March 2011, 23.39CET
FC Barcelona's French international defender Éric Abidal has been diagnosed with a liver tumour by the Spanish club's doctors and will undergo surgery on Friday.
Barcelona's Abidal to undergo liver operation
Éric Abidal will undergo liver surgery on Friday ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 15 March 2011, 23.39CET

Barcelona's Abidal to undergo liver operation

FC Barcelona's French international defender Éric Abidal has been diagnosed with a liver tumour by the Spanish club's doctors and will undergo surgery on Friday.

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.

Last updated: 16/03/11 0.03CET

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