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David Villa Has Successful Operation

Barcelona have announced that striker David Villa has underwent successful surgery, on his broken left leg on Monday and doctors said it would take him four to five months to recover. Quick question on that. Has any club every announced unsuccessful surgery?

“The surgery went fantastically well,” Barca doctor Ricard Pruna said. “He has been sending messages to his colleagues and laughing with his wife. “I have never seen someone in such good spirits after an operation.”

Villa broke his left tibia while playing the Club World Cup semi-finals with Barca in Japan last Thursday, and specialist Ramon Cugat said the 30-year-old had been suffering beforehand from a stress fracture.

“Some players can finish their professional careers with a stress fracture,” Cugat said. “Players prefer not to have the operation so as not to lose four or five months. Normally no one wants to have preventative surgery. Everyone hopes he will be able to play Euro 2012. It’s a little tight for the Champions League final in Munich. If I gave a date for his return I would probably be wrong. It will be his leg that decides.”

Barcelona won the World Club Cup beating Brazil’s Santos 4-0 in Sunday’s final, and returned to Spain on Monday afternoon.