Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is recovering well after having a tumour removed from his liver.
The France international, 31, underwent the surgery at the city's BarnaClinic Grup Hospiital Clinic last week and is expected to leave the facility in the coming days.
And while Abidal will not return to action before the end of the season, the Frenchman’s progress since the operation has pleased sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.
Zubizarreta told Mundo Deportivo: “He is fine, in good shape and in high spirits.
“I passed on all the signs of affection that many clubs have sent him.”
Barcelona and Getafe players paid tribute to Abidal prior to last weekend’s game with both sets of players wearing t-shirts dedicated to him.
And Barca club president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently confirmed the club will stand by their plans to offer Abidal a new contract.