Burgos in cancer shock
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 33-year-old has been out of action for the past two weeks after suffering from what Atletico believed to be a severe bout of 'flu.
However, extensive tests have now revealed a tumour on his kidney, and the player could undergo surgery on Saturday.
It is the second high-profile cancer case to hit Spanish football in recent times after Deportivo La Coruna custodian Jose Francisco Molina successfully overcame testicular cancer.