Barcelona have announced that their French left-back Eric Abidal is to undergo surgery after a tumour was found in his liver.
A statement from their official Twitter page confirmed the news:
“A liver tumour has been detected in the player Eric Abidal and he will be treated surgically next Friday.
“Abidal will be operated on by Dr Josep Fuster Obregon. Per the express wish of the player, we call for the utmost respect for the right to privacy.”
Many footballers have wished Abidal a speedy recovery through their twitter accounts including Samir Nasri, Luis Nani, Cesc Fabregas and Real Madrid star Kaka –
Kaka: “What sad news about Eric Abidal, tumor in the liver! Let’s pray for him .. God bless!!”
Samir Nasri: “im shocked about abidal i wish him a good recovery great player and great men”
Luis Nani: Just heard about Abidal… I hope that he gets well very soon.
Cesc Fabregas:“Much encouragement and a lot of strength to Eric Abidal. Bad news for football.”
Get well soon, Eric.