FC Artmedia goalkeeper Juraj Čobej is recovering in hospital in Bratislava after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumour on Thursday.
The Slovakian champions' No1 collapsed last week in his home town of Bardejov in eastern Slovakia and was transported to the capital for treatment. Doctors diagnosed a brain tumour and performed emergency surgery on Thursday. His condition was reported as being satisfactory on Friday morning.
The 34-year-old has been a stalwart of the Artmedia side in recent years, performing heroics in this season's UEFA Champions League as Artmedia unexpectedly secured a place in today's UEFA Cup draw. Čobej received his first Slovakia call-up in September 2005.
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