Villa green-lighted to leave hospital

Barcelona striker David Villa was given the green light to leave hospital on Saturday after earlier this week undergoing an operation on his broken left shinbone.

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The Spain international, 30, had surgery on the injury he sustained during Barca's Club World Cup semi-final victory over Al-Sadd on Monday and is set to be sidelined for between four and five months.

Barca announced on their website this evening: "David Villa was cleared to leave hospital this Saturday, five days after his operation, and the Azulgrana number seven will now be able to spend Christmas with his family."

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