Tito Vilanova suffers relapse

tito vilanovaTito Vilanova who 13 months ago had a tumor removed from the parotid gland has fallen ill again. There is little more news though the club will issue a statement later today. After all the recent good news with the contract renewals for Messi, Xavi, Puyol and Tello, and the return of Eric Abidal to training with the first team, this is a terrible blow. More later, when there is some more information though it is obviously serious as the club cancelled a christmas dinner with the press and there are rumours that a replacement may be needed for the rest of the season.

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11 Responses to Tito Vilanova suffers relapse

  1. FC Barcelona Rocks! says:

    i am absolutely gutted with the news. Now, WE NEED PEP TO BE BACK SOONER THAN EVER!!

  2. ewe_gb says:

    all the best, tito! recover asap for yourself, your family and – with a big distance – for barca, as well.

  3. barcacentralnic says:

    Still no official statement from the club. The press are saying a small tumour was discovered yesterday and he wll be operated on tomorrow. I’ll be following Barça TV until they give more news.

  4. ewe_gb says:

    thank you for your coverage on this sad topic, nic.

  5. FCB-Parbo says:

    Very sad news indeed. Oh why? Be strong Tito! How will Pep handle this news. He was crying and weeping when he heard the case of Abidal? Still missing Pep. Luckily there are 2 games left this year as x-mas break will enter. Hope the boys are alright and they will play their hearts out for Tito. Be strong everyone.

  6. Juan says:

    Be strong , tito!

  7. barcacentralnic says:

    Still waiting on the official statement. Appently the club are not happy about the news coming out and subsequent rumours. The players have arrived for training this afternoon and Zubizaretta has been explaining the situation to them. Hopefully it’s not too serious and he can return to work soon but it seems likely that Vilanova’s assistant Jordi Roura will take over for now.

  8. barcacentralnic says:

    There’s an announcement now on the official webpage – http://www.fcbarcelona.es/futbol/primer-equipo/detalle/noticia/tito-vilanova-sera-operat-aquest-dijous – (not up in English yet). Basically it says that Vilanova will be operated on tomorrow and that he will need to be three or four days in hospital. That will be followed by a period of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for six weeks. Whether or not he can be involved with Barça or not during this time will depend on his evolution. A press conference with Rosell and Zubizaretta has been set for 19.45 (about an hour from now).

  9. ewe_gb says:

    thanks for keeping us updated…

  10. cftc10 says:

    Reblogged this on cftc10.

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