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Vilanova will be back in 15 to 20 days, say Barca

Published on Dec 29, 2012 9:07 AM
 
Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova speaks during a news conference at Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona, on Dec 4, 2012. Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says coach Tito Vilanova, who suffered a recurrence of cancer in his saliva glands earlier this month, will be back at work midway through January. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says coach Tito Vilanova, who suffered a recurrence of cancer in his saliva glands earlier this month, will be back at work midway through January.

Vilanova underwent surgery on Dec 20, a day after the club announced that the 44-year-old's condition had returned. He first had treatment in 2011.

"He'll be back within 15 or 20 days, but he must spend some days at the hospital and rest," Rosell told reporters in Dubai on Friday.

"He will mix work with his treatment. The most important thing is his health. Right now football comes second," added Rosell.

 
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