The club has announced that Tottenham manager Antonio Conte will undergo gallbladder removal surgery on Wednesday and will return “following a period of recuperation.”
Conte has been diagnosed with cholecystitis, which is gallbladder inflammation, and it appears likely that he will miss Sunday’s Premier League match between Tottenham and Manchester City at home.
A statement on the club’s website stated, “Antonio Conte recently became unwell with severe abdominal pain.”
“Following a diagnosis of cholecystitis, he will be undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder today [Wednesday] and will return following a period of recuperation.”
After gallbladder removal surgery, it takes at least two weeks to return to normal activities, according to NHS guidance.
The first of five matches this month for Spurs is against City. In the league, they also play Leicester City on February 11, West Ham on February 19, and Chelsea on February 26. On February 14, they play AC Milan in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match.