According to a statement from the Premier League team, Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte will have surgery to remove his gallbladder on Wednesday.

The club stated that Conte, 53, would take a break to focus on his recovery after receiving a diagnosis of cholecystitis, or gallbladder inflammation, but did not specify when he would return.

“Antonio Conte recently became unwell with severe abdominal pain,” Tottenham said. “Following a diagnosis of cholecystitis, he will be undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder today and will return following a period of recuperation.”

During Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Preston North End in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Conte was in the dugout.

When Spurs host champion Manchester City on Sunday, they will be back in league play. They have 36 points from 21 games, putting them fifth in the standings.


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