La Liga: Heart surgery for Espanyol defender Victor Alvarez
Espanyol defender Victor Alvarez is to undergo heart surgery on Thursday, the club have announced.
Last Updated: 21/05/13 6:37pm
The 20-year-old left-back was diagnosed with a problem with his aortic valve during pre-season tests last summer.
Doctors cleared him to play, but the surgery to correct the problem has been planned since December.
Alvarez has made 18 appearances for Espanyol this season.