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Barcelona announce Villa to undergo surgery on Monday

Barcelona crock David Villa will undergo surgery on his broken shin tomorrow.

The 30-year-old returned to Catalonia on Friday after suffering a fracture to his left tibia in his team's FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Al-Sadd in Japan.

The injury is expected to sideline Spain's all-time record scorer for between four and five months, meaning he is likely to miss the majority of Barca's Primera Division and Champions League campaigns but could be fit for Euro 2012.

A statement on the club's official website read: "David Villa will undergo surgery this Monday afternoon to correct the fractured tibia in his left leg.

"The surgical team will be led by Dr Ramon Cugat and Dr Ricard Pruna."

The two doctors are due to hold a post-surgery press conference at the Nou Camp at 1900 local time on Monday.

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