LA LIGA-Barcelona forward David Villa in hospital


BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Barcelona forward David Villa has been admitted to hospital, the Spanish La Liga club have confirmed on Monday.

Villa, who started and scored for Barcelona in the 6-1 hammering of Getafe in the La Liga on Sunday, was taken to the hospital with kidney stones.

“The club’s medical services have announced that David Villa was admitted to hospital due to a nephritic colic infection,” FC Barcelona said on its website.

“The player will undergo kidney stone treatment in the coming hours.”

FC Barcelona also said that the Spanish international is doubtful for the game against Granada this coming weekend.

The statement said: “At this point, David Villa is doubtful for the match against Granada on Saturday.”

The 31-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Camp Nou, with Premier League side Arsenal being the club who wants him the most.

Barcelona are 12 points clear at the top of the La Liga standings.

Defending champions Real Madrid are third.