FC Barcelona Lassa has announced that icon Juan Carlos Navarro has been hospitalized with acute appendicitis and will be operated on Wednesday. The all-time Turkish Airlines EuroLeague scoring champion's need for an emergency appendectomy, for which recovery times vary, means that Navarro will miss this weekend's Spanish King's Cup and most likely at least one Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game. Barcelona returns to EuroLeague action on the road next Thursday, February 23, against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, and is in dire need of a victory after six losses in the last seven games. Navarro, 36 years old, missed 10 of the first 11 EuroLeague games this season with a leg injury. That and his new problem are just part of a non-stop list of injuries that has afflicted Barcelona throughout the season.