The Barça defender will be operated on in the next few weeks.
Here is the official medical communiqué from the Club medical services concerning Eric Abidal: "during the next few weeks, the player will undergo a liver transplant as a result of the progress of his liver disease. A transplant was considered an option from the start of his treatment a year ago. At the express wishes of the player, the Club asks that the maximum respect for the player's privacy be observed. (via FCBarcelona.cat)