Eric Abidal

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by cold-zebra, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2012
    #81

    Danny1982 Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    12,854
    Location:
    Old Trafford
    Very sad news indeed. Hope he recovers soon..

    What's so funny?
  2. Mar 16, 2012
    #82

    Amar__ Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8,847
    Location:
    Sarajevo
    It's Keita in the picture.
  3. Mar 16, 2012
    #83

    Danny1982 Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    12,854
    Location:
    Old Trafford
    What picture? I don't see any picture apart from the one in which Pep is hugging Abidal.

    May be something's gone wrong with the picture. Anyway, I see..
  4. Mar 16, 2012
    #84

    kouroux Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    41,317
    Location:
    Djibouti (La terre des braves)
    Plenty of people manage to live a decent a life after a transplant too.I prefer to be optimistic about these things than feel already sorry
  5. Mar 16, 2012
    #85

    gormless Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,040
    Location:
    comfortable and settled in my rut
    Thanks for explaining, sounds terrible. Best of luck to him
  6. Mar 17, 2012
    #86

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,840
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    Yeah AS had published a story on Abidal needing a transplant but used a pic of Keita....It was quickly pulled

    Sent from Abidal's vigil
  7. Mar 17, 2012
    #87

    Snake Plissken Aka LTS10

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    4,797
    Real shame for the guy.

    His playing career is over for sure. Can't play again after such a serious transplant at age 33. Horrible to see but his health and being with his family are all that really matter
  8. Mar 17, 2012
    #88

    Raven Blade Dull

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    33,116
    Location:
    Red man down in London town
    Good luck to him. I hope the transplant goes well and he makes a successful recovery. Not sure if he can play on after this but in the grand scheme of things a healthy life matters more.
  9. Mar 17, 2012
    #89

    NoLogo Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,876
    Location:
    I can't remember why I joined this war.
    Really sad to hear this. Barca will surely miss him. Do they have already someone in mind to replace him or will Adriano be able to do that?
  10. Mar 17, 2012
    #90

    JB7 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    4,382
    Location:
    SM - Massives
    Cracking player, quietly goes about his business and allows the "names" at Barcelona to get on with their jobs. It's a real shame that anyone could have such health issues, especially when they're at the top of their personal game playing in one of the best sides you will ever see. Really horrible news.

    Have to agree with Adam-Utd that he always came across as a true professional, rarely in the press and was very effective at his job.

    One of the biggest compliments you can pay him is that despite his similar problems last season, he recovered from those to become one of, maybe the most, important defensive players in their team. He came back even stronger and has had an excellent season IMO.
  11. Mar 17, 2012
    #91

    Elliott Likes Loan Stickies

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    11,361
    The liver transplant didn't kill Steve Jobs. Also, Abidal is a professional athlete, which improves his odds significantly. There's every reason to be optimistic about him living a happy, healthy life at this stage.
  12. Mar 17, 2012
    #92

    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2002
    Messages:
    41,926
    Location:
    Founder of IhateMakeleles.org and Gourcufffanboysa
    Good luck Eric
  13. Mar 17, 2012
    #93

    mariachi-19 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    13,520
    Location:
    I may be the devil, but i'm not a monster
    Regardless of how good it is, with something like 13% of all transplants failing and 58% survival rate for 15+ years, it's still a more than likely to force him into retirement.
  14. Mar 17, 2012
    #94

    kouroux Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    41,317
    Location:
    Djibouti (La terre des braves)
    Pardon for being an asshole but "so what ?".It ain't like he was a unique talent setting the world alight.He's a decent/good footballer but if he has to retire, life still goes on
  15. Mar 17, 2012
    #95

    jojojo Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Messages:
    15,138
    Location:
    Singing Rock Me Amadeus
    As was speculated when the press statement talked about surgery in the "next few weeks" - it looks as if Abidal has a friend who is willing to donate part of his liver for the transplant.
    http://www.abc.es/20120317/deportes/abcp-higado-amigo-para-abidal-20120317.html

    On the "will he play again" issue, the Spanish surgeons say it's unlikely, because while sport is OK, contact sport isn't - a blow in the area of the new liver being potentially very dangerous.

    For the medically curious, what the doctors do say though is that he's got a good chance of a near normal life after the transplant - though of course, all cases are different. He's young and fit and obviously very resilient. If it all goes well, he (and his donor friend) will feel back to something like normal health with their livers up to full size and function after about 3 months.
  16. Mar 17, 2012
    #96

    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    19,359
    Location:
    Reykjavík
    Can't he just wear some kind of girdle? Same company that makes the Cech helmets can branch out.
  17. Mar 17, 2012
    #97

    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    19,904
    Location:
    Santiago Bernabéu
    Sad news this. Must be a difficult time for him and his family. I hope he recovers soon, best of luck.
  18. Mar 19, 2012
    #98

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,840
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]




  19. Mar 19, 2012
    #99

    kouroux Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    41,317
    Location:
    Djibouti (La terre des braves)
    I change my stance a little.I hope he is also ok, if he has to retire due to this in order to stay healthy then so be it.Health before anything else but it'll be nice to see him play again
  20. Mar 19, 2012

    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    19,904
    Location:
    Santiago Bernabéu
    Playing again is out of the question I'm afraid, it would be too much of a risk of him getting hit in the liver area in a contact sport like football. All the best for the guy and hope he manages to get all healthy again, because that's the most important thing. Seems like a very good lad aswell.
  21. Mar 23, 2012

    Relevated Moral Guide

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    19,650
    Location:
    18M1955/JU5
    will never play again unfortunately. thats whats going around anyway.
  22. Mar 23, 2012

    Cheesy Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    13,017
    Location:
    Scotland
    It's a shame that he's probably never going to play again. Obviously, it's the least of his worries now but it's a shame nevertheless.

    At least he has been able to have his peak years as a player though, and of course he had the honour of lifting the Champions League trophy last year as well for his side.

    Once again, wish him the best of luck.
  23. Mar 23, 2012

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,840
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    Odds are heavily stacked against him making a return, I just hope he is able to live a normal life

    It's strange, he really blossomed into an awesome LB for us...He was good early but he definitely got better and better as time went on...In fact, just ahead of the decline in his health last season, he was the team's elite defender...I never felt any unease with him back there, I knew he wouldn't error...Plus, his game going forward was really coming on...He was never going to be Dani Alves but that aspect of his game remarkably matured

    Then the liver...Really popular player off the pitch and thankfully him & his family love living in Catalunya

    Irreplaceable for all that he brings, no LB they pick up will avoid the team from an overall dropoff...As vital as Puyol

    Possibly last time training with the team
    [​IMG]
  24. Mar 23, 2012

    Relevated Moral Guide

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    19,650
    Location:
    18M1955/JU5
    who will replace him?
  25. Mar 23, 2012

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,840
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    For tomorrow?...Puyol probably...Going forward?...Alba is supposedly in the bag but he'll merely be a like for like swap for Adriano who may be headed to Germany...I don't know really...Eric was a bit unique in what he could bring...Rumours of Fuchs and Siqueira
  26. Apr 10, 2012

    jojojo Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Messages:
    15,138
    Location:
    Singing Rock Me Amadeus
    The Spanish press (not confirmed by Abidal's family or Barcelona but as has been predicted for the past couple of weeks) are reporting that he's gone into hospital for the operation. It's believed that his cousin is the live donor.

    Good luck to them both.
  27. Apr 10, 2012

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,840
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    Yep, his cousin Gerard is the live donor...Operation is today

    [​IMG]
  28. Apr 10, 2012

    adexkola American Arse

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    17,501
    Location:
    Tristate. In the street like a hooker's feet
    Good luck to both of them.
  29. Apr 10, 2012

    Snake Plissken Aka LTS10

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    4,797
    His cousin's got better taste in music!

    Best of luck to both of them. Big op for both.
  30. Apr 10, 2012

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,840
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    Both are out of surgery, medical report tomorrow
  31. Apr 11, 2012

    Viper KGB Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,064
    Location:
    You know I’m bad. Just last week, I murdered a roc
    Best of luck to them both
  32. Apr 11, 2012

    jojojo Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Messages:
    15,138
    Location:
    Singing Rock Me Amadeus
    Guardiola said last night after the game that they know he's strong and that the doctors are excellent, so they have faith that it will turn out well, but that for now they have to wait and hope, as the next few days are critical.

    Rosell has told a Catalan radio station this morning that Abidal and his cousin are doing well, recovering from the operation in the intensive care unit, and that the club won't say much more out of respect for the family's wishes.
  33. Apr 11, 2012

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,840
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    Club kept a tight lid on info, particularly well, last season with his condition...He has a long road ahead and I doubt if the club is going to release many particulars

    First 1-3 days are critical but even months or years from now he will have potential dangers awaiting him that need immediate attention
  34. Apr 11, 2012

    Amar__ Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8,847
    Location:
    Sarajevo
    Madrid fan who knows everything about Barcelona's players, hmm. I know.
  35. Apr 11, 2012

    Neutral BTV

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,511
    Location:
    DC/Canberra/Dhaka
    ^hahah....who messed with his name?
  36. Apr 11, 2012

    Snake Plissken Aka LTS10

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    4,797
    Bwahahahahah, just noticed his name :lol:
  37. May 18, 2012

    vanthaman Winner

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Messages:
    24,551
    Location:
    Sussex
    Apparently just retired
  38. May 18, 2012

    Cheesy Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    13,017
    Location:
    Scotland
    Shame if it's true but it seemed inevitable. Hopefully he can focus on fully recovering now, knowing that he managed to have a very good career in the end.
  39. May 18, 2012

    Guy Incognito Full Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    Messages:
    9,522
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Wish him the best in whatever he does next.
  40. May 18, 2012

    Trionz Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,567
    Location:
    Jack of All Trades
    Still had a couple more season in him as he was flourishing in his CB role.
    Shame but a brilliant career anyways.

Share This Page