From the Guardian
Barcelona and France international defender Eric Abidal is to undergo a liver transplant, the club have announced.
Abidal, 32, had liver surgery a year ago after being diagnosed with a tumour, and played in the Champions League final win over Manchester United a few months later.
A club statement said: "Given the development of his medical condition, Abidal will undergo a liver transplant in the following weeks.
This is terrible news and just when everyone assumed he was going to be fine. Press reports before this one indicated the condition wasn't so serious and he has been playing regularly.
Get well soon, Abidal.