Barcelona's Villa re-admitted to hospital

Barcelona will have to make do without the services of David Villa in this weekend's La Liga match away against Granada as the attacker has been re-admitted to hospital.

The experienced attacker was taken to hospital earlier this week with an abdominal infection, but was released on Tuesday after undergoing kidney treatment.

But the 31-year-old has now once more been hospitalised as the renal colic problem has resurfaced.

"David Villa has been re-admitted to the hospital of Barcelona due to the persistence of the pain caused by the renal colic he is suffering and to keep him under observation," a statement on the club's website reads. 

"He has been ruled out of Saturday’s league game against Granada."

Villa has netted six goals in 16 league appearances so far this term.


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