March 16th, 2011
Get Well Soon: Éric Abidal, Barcelona
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Barcelona defender and former Kickette Midweek Mmm, Eric Abidal, will undergo surgery on Friday for a tumour on his liver. The news was announced via Barca’s Twitter feed and has since been confirmed on their official website.
Abidal, who has made over one hundred and forty appearances for his club, has requested privacy and Barcelona have yet to confirm when the player might be expected to return. Several players, including Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, have sent messages of support via Twitter.
We would also like to offer our best wishes to Eric for a successful operation and quick return to the game.
UPDATE: This morning we also heard that former Manchester United and England legend Bryan Robson has been undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Once again, our best wishes to Bryan and his family at this difficult time.