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Villa back in hospital

Created on 14 Feb., 2013 4:36 PM GMT

Barcelona will have to make do without David Villa away to Granada in La Liga on Saturday as the striker has been re-admitted to hospital.

The Spain international was taken to hospital earlier this week with an abdominal infection, and was released on Tuesday after undergoing kidney treatment.

But the 31-year-old has now been hospitalised again as the renal colic problem, also known as kidney stones, has resurfaced.

"David Villa has been re-admitted 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," a statement on the club's website reads.

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

Villa has netted six goals in 16 league appearances so far this term.

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