By Chris Wright
Quickie from Barcelona’s official website, who have posted a statement this morning to confirm that the operation to remove Eric Abidal’s liver tumour was successful and that it passed ‘without complications’.
The statement reads:
“Doctor Josep Fuster Obregón and his team to remove a tumour in the player’s liver.
“During the operation, which lasted for approximately three hours, the medical team removed the tumour through laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery without any complications.
“The player could be fit to leave the hospital within a week, depending on his progress.”