Eric Abidal Has Tumor, Gerard Pique Has Shakira

And here I thought the biggest news out of Camp Nou this week would be the potential Real Madrid draw in the UEFA quarterfinals. But news swirling about FC Barcelona is both sad and gossipy.

Defender Eric Abidal will undergo surgery to remove a liver tumor later this week. Per

“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.”

Here’s hoping surgery is successful and recovery speedy and also successful.

That’s the kind of news that makes the $2 million photo of fellow defender Gerard Pique kissing lady friend Shakira seem meaningless, but it bear mentions, if only for putting on the international record.


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