Barcelona crock Villa returns to Spain

Barcelona striker David Villa has returned to Spain after suffering his broken leg injury in Japan.

Barcelona striker David Villa has returned to Spain after suffering his broken leg injury in Japan.

Spain's all-time record scorer is expected to be sidelined for between four and five months after being carried off on a stretcher in the first half with a fracture to his left tibia.

A Barca statement issued on Friday read: "David Villa has landed on Friday afternoon in Barcelona via Frankfurt, after the fracture of the tibia in his left leg that he suffered during the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup.

"The player arrived in Barcelona in good condition and the transfer has been developed without any incident. In the next few hours a decision will be made over pre-operative tests and the date and time of surgery."

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