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Barcelona's David Villa in hospital with kidney stones

Associated Press
Feb 12, 2013 at 09:45am IST

Barcelona: Barcelona says striker David Villa has been taken to a hospital because of kidney stones. The club said the 31-year-old Spain forward would be "subjected to appropriate treatment to eliminate the kidney stones" in the next few hours.

The club said in a statement on Monday that Villa is doubtful for Saturday's league game at Granada.

The Catalan club leads the Spanish league by 12 points ahead of second-place Atletico Madrid, with archrival Real Madrid 16 points behind.

Barcelona's Villa in hospital with kidney stones

The club said the 31-year-old Spain forward would be "subjected to appropriate treatment to eliminate the kidney stones" in the next few hours.

Villa has been given limited playing time this season after returning from a long layoff because of a broken leg.

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