17 Mar 2011

Former England captain has throat surgery, Abidal has liver tumour

6:47 am on 17 March 2011

The former England football captain Bryan Robson has undergone surgery for throat cancer but is out of hospital and keen to return to work.

54 year old Robson, Thailand's national coach, had an operation to remove a tumour a fortnight ago, and he's keen to get straight back to work.

Meanwhile the French defender Eric Abidal, who's had a superb season so far with Barcelona, is booked in for surgery tonight to remove a tumour from his liver.