Antonio Conte to undergo surgery to remove gallbladder

Antonio Conte will be absent for Tottenham's match against Manchester City on Sunday after the club revealed he was scheduled to undergo gallbladder surgery.

Tottenham manager, Antonio Conte, will undergo surgery to remove his gall bladder on Wednesday, the Premier League club have announced.

The Italian, who is 53, became unwell with severe abdominal pain and following medical assessment, it was decided an operation was needed and he will face a spell away from the dugout to recover.

“Following a diagnosis of cholecystitis, he will be undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder today and will return following a period of recuperation. Everyone at the club wishes him well,” a Tottenham statement read.

It is unclear at this stage when Conte may be able to return to coaching duties, although he appears certain to miss Sunday’s home league game against Manchester City. Conte’s assistant Cristian Stellini will take over first-team duties in his absence.

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