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Barcelona crock Villa overwhelmed by messages of support

Barcelona crock David Villa is overwhelmed by the support coming his way after undergoing surgery on his leg fracture on Monday.

Villa is expected to be out for four-to-five months.

A Barca statement on Monday night read: "After surgery on his tibia, David Villa thanked friends and fans for the support shown to him these past couple of days. Among those he thanked was [assistant coach] Tito Vilanova, who visited the striker at hospital."

Spain's all-time record scorer said on fcbarcelona.cat: "My head has been recovering for two hours. I'll start to rehabilitate this leg soon.

"I'm really looking forward to getting well so I can return and fight on the pitch.

"With a lot of work and with people's help, you'll see me on the football field soon, enjoying myself like I did before."

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