Good news for all Barcelona fans as David Villa has been given the all-clear by medical staff after recovering from a broken leg sustained in December
Villa, Spain’s all-time leading scorer who joined Barca from Valencia two years ago, fractured his left leg at the Club World Cup and has not played since.
The 30-year-old missed Spain’s triumphant Euro 2012 campaign but has already returned to training with his club team-mates for the start of La Liga on the weekend of August 18-19.
Club doctor Ramon Cugat said Villa was not quite ready to return to competitive action and still needed physiotherapy to get back to full fitness.
“David Villa is no longer in the hands of the doctors, he is now in the hands of the rehabilitators,” Cugat said on Barca’s website.