Football player Andre Vieira, who represents Farense, of the II Liga, was operated on two weeks ago for an oncological problem and is expected to be back in training next month, the club league said today.
The player's health problem was tackled on Tuesday by Farense coach Sérgio Vieira on Channel 11 and confirmed on Wednesday by the club and the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP) without giving further details about the case. .
“André Vieira, a 26-year-old Farense midfielder, was operated on for about 15 days for a cancer problem and is expected to be back in training next month,” LPFP said.
Sporting Clube Farense explained on Facebook that the midfielder "recently had a health problem and is doing well".
“We are sure that he will do what he likes best again, play soccer,” said the Algarve emblem.
Farense's structure, athletes, partners and fans “want André Vieira to quickly demonstrate all his quality on the field for Farense and Portuguese football,” adds the Faro club.
LPFP President Pedro Proença wished André Vieira “the rapid improvements”.
“André is a young man, a football pro, and I am sure he will do everything to recover quickly. We'll have it soon on the lawns and hope it's all right after days that won't have been easy at all. The key now is to take care of your health, ”said the leader.
Faro-born André Vieira was a starter against Académica in the League Cup first round on 27 July – which the 'students' won on penalties (4-3) after a draw ( 1-1) at regular time – and has not been called since.