Barcelona star suffers another blow.
Spain’s all-time record scorer David Villa has been hospitalised suffering from colic his club Barcelona have confirmed.
The 31-year-old – who scored in the 6-1 thrashing of Getafe on Sunday – is unlikely to play any part in Barcelona’s La Liga match with Granada next Saturday.
“The player will undergo in the next few hours treatment to prevent kidney stones forming,” the Catalans said on their official website.
“Villa is doubtful for next Saturday’s game.”
It is the latest blow for Villa, who spent several months out last year after breaking his left leg in December 2011 and in January missed three matches with a right thigh strain.
The 31-year-old striker was linked with a move to Premier League outfit Arsenal in January but Barca publicly refused to sell the former Valencia striker, who cost the club £33m in 2009.
It is understood that Villa remains keen to leave the Nou Camp next summer and the Gunners may well be monitoring his latest set-back.