Barcelona defender Eric Abidal to have surgery on a tumour

Barcelona and France international defender Eric Abidal will undergo surgery on Friday to remove a tumour from his liver.

Eric Abidal

The French defender has been one of Pep Guardiola’s most consistent defenders this season, whether it be as a centre-back or at left-back.

A statement released by the Catalan giants said:

“The player Eric Abidal will be treated surgically next Friday at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona by Dr. Josep Fuster Obregon after a tumour was detected in his liver. At the expressed wish of the player, the club asks for the utmost respect for the right to privacy.”

It is hoped that he will be back in action sometime soon, and the former Lyon defender could be back in action within 6 weeks if all goes well.

Let’s hope that the tumour is benign, and Abidal will be ok.

All the best to him.

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