Eric Abidal to have tumour removed a day earlier than planned

Published: March 16, 2020

Barcelona’s versatile French defender Eric Abidal was originally set to undergo surgery to remove a tumour on his liver this coming Friday, but surgeons have brought the date forward by a day meaning that he will have his operation on Thursday 17th March.

The 31-year-old international footballer who has won 55 caps for France has made a total of 22 appearances this season and last featured in the 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid last month, has been a favourite amongst fans throughout his tenure at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona's Eric Abidal to have a tumour removed in Thursday 17th March, 2011

Barcelona’s official website released a statement regarding Abidal which reads:

“Abidal will be operated on Friday. The French footballer has detected a tumour to his liver and will undergo surgery. Barcelona footballer Eric Abidal will have the operation on Friday at the BarnaClinic Grup Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and it will be carried out by Doctor Josep Fuster Obregon.

“As requested by the player, the club would like the maximum respect for his privacy.”


Born on September 11th, 1979 the defender normally plays at left back for the Catalunyan club, but due to the absence of fellow team mates Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique he has been forced into the less familiar role of centre half where he has played admirably.


The club have been unable to give an exact time for his recovery but it is unlikely he will feature for L’equip blaugrana again this season, which will be seen as a blow to their title hopes due to the size of their squad.

Fans have sent well wishes to Lyon born Abidal via the Barcelona website and their hopes for a swift return to action for one of their most coveted players whose influence will be greatly missed during his absence.

Please share your thoughts on Eric Abidal’s condition by leaving a comment.

Read about tumours linked to prostate cancer; as well as Michael C Hall, Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda and Scott Hamilton’s recent recoveries from cancer.



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Published March 16, 2020 by in Celebrities

5 Responses to “Eric Abidal to have tumour removed a day earlier than planned”

  1. israfil

    10. Apr, 2012

    May Allah save Abidal. i am eagerly waiting to see him in the field.

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  2. jackie chan

    24. Oct, 2011

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  3. barcafan

    04. May, 2011

    get well soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    23. Mar, 2011

    I wish eric abidal quick recovery.may almighty ALLAH wil be wit u and ur family.amen

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  5. sheikh secka

    16. Mar, 2011

    I sheikh, wish eric abidal who play fore my Nomber one TEAM which is BASER with all his heart very fast recovery n long life god b with uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

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