22 May 2012

Abidal: "Thank you all for your support"

Éric Abidal appreciated the outpouring of support received since undergoing a liver transplant a month ago and a half.

FC Barcelona defender was discharged from hospital on Monday and addressed his fans in a brief statement through his official Facebook page:

"Hi everybody, I confirm you that I went out of the hospital today: I wanted to give you first, this information. I will give you more news tomorrow.
Gérard (my cousin) joins me to thank all of you for your numerous messages of support! "Abidal said in a message in three languages ​​(Castilian, English and French).

The Frenchman was operated on April 10 by the team of Dr. Garcia Valdecasas after he reproduce the tumor that was detected in the liver a little over a year.

Since then, little had transpired, except the recent visits to the hospital of the coach, Pep Guardiola, or president, Sandro Rosell-side state Barça, whom the club has maintained throughout the process their privacy at the express wish of the family.

Today, the French international has left the clinic to continue recovery at home, but "given the particularity of these recovery processes must be subject to specific hospital controls," the statement said club doctor. (via SPORT)