Villa back in hospital

  • Last Updated: February 14 2013, 11:17 GMT

Barcelona striker David Villa has returned to hospital as he continues to suffer pain from kidney stones, his club have confirmed.

Villa: Continues to suffer from kidney stones
Villa: Continues to suffer from kidney stones

The 31-year-old was admitted to hospital to have the stones removed on Monday and was released a day later, but a statement from Barca on Wednesday morning said he had returned to be kept under observation.

The statement read: "The club's medical services have released a statement explaining that David Villa has been readmitted 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'.

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