Vilanova returning to NY for more cancer treatment

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will return to New York next week

to ”undergo further cancer treatment” after having a second tumor

in two years removed from his throat in December.

The club says Vilanova will be given ”pioneering treatment”

from Monday to Friday that was originally scheduled for this summer

but was moved forward after Barcelona clinched the Spanish league

title last weekend.

Vilanova spent 10 weeks in a New York hospital receiving

treatment after undergoing surgery in Barcelona earlier this


Barcelona plays Valladolid on Sunday, the day before its coach

leaves, and then has two more games to close out the season.