Villa at hospital / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

After surgery on his tibia, David Villa thanked friends and fans for the support shown to him these past couple of days. Among those he thanked was Tito Vilanova, who visited the striker at hospital.

On his recovery, Villa said, “my head has been recovering for two hours. I’ll start to rehabilitate this leg soon. I’m really looking forward to getting well so I can return and fight on the pitch.” He added, “with a lot of work and with people's help, you’ll see me on the football field soon, enjoying myself like I did before.”