Tottenham boss Antonio Conte undergoes gallbladder removal surgery

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said surgery to remove his gallbladder had "gone well" on Wednesday.

Conte fell ill this week and the diagnosis came back with cholecystitis requiring surgery. He will spend time away from the club recovering from the operation before returning.

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"Thank you for your lovely messages, my surgery has gone well and I'm already feeling better," Conte said in a post on Instagram.

"Now's time to recover, I can't wait to get back on the field with the team," he wrote.

An earlier statement from Spurs read: "Antonio Conte recently became unwell with severe abdominal pain.

"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."

Tottenham's next match is at home to Manchester City on Feb. 5 before travelling to Leicester City on Feb. 11. The club have not yet confirmed who will take charge of the game this Sunday.

Conte took charge of Tottenham in November 2021 following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo. He led them into the Champions League in his first season.

This term Tottenham sit in fifth and are still in the FA Cup, having beaten Preston 3-0 on Saturday. They also face a trip to AC Milan on Feb. 14 in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.