Barcelona say Abidal faces kidney check-up

Eric Abidal returned to training with his Barcelona team-mates in December after getting the all-clear from doctors.

updated: January 23, 2013 21:40 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona defender and French international Eric Abidal will be hospitalised for up to four days for checks on his kidney transplant, the Spanish club said Wednesday.

"Eric Abidal will spend between three and four days at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona for examinations of the development of the transplant that he underwent last April," the team said in a statement online.

"By express wish of the player, the club is asking for the utmost respect for his privacy and confidentiality."

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