Tito Vilanova to undergo surgery this Thursday

Tito Vilanova / PHOTO: ARCHIVE FCB
The Club’s Medical Services announce that FC Barcelona’s manager has a suffered parotid ailment relapse. Tito Vilanova will undergo surgery on Thursday

The Club’s Medical Services have issued the following medical report on the health of FC Barcelona’s manager, Francesc ‘Tito’ Vilanova:

“An extension of the pathology has been detected in [Vilanova’s] parotid gland. The manager requires surgery which he will undergo this Thursday. He is expected to remain in hospital for three to four days.

After the surgery, Francesc ‘Tito’ Vilanova will undergo chemotherapy and rediation treatment for approximately six weeks. During this time, and depending on how well he recovers, Vilanova’s treatment may be compatible with his work life.

Keeping in line with the patient’s wishes, we urge respect and privacy during this process.”

President Sandro Rosell and the Director of Football Andoni Zubizarreta will hold a press conference at 19.45 at the Ciutat Esportiva. The press conference will be broadcast live on Barça TV.