Not For The Squeamish: David Villa Suffers Broken Shinbone vs Al Sadd (Video)
By Chris Wright
Barcelona have just whupped Al Sadd 4-0 in the second Club World Cup semi-final in Yokohama (Adriano, Adriano, Keita and Maxwell if you’re interested – we’ll try and track down some highlights later), but the Japanese jolly has been soured somewhat by a nasty injury to David Villa, who split his tibia in twain five minutes before half-time.
Be warned, while this isn’t the most gruesome leg break you’ll ever witness, there’s a definite moment in the third replay when you can clearly see Villa’s shinbone ‘pop’…
Unsurprisingly, Villa is now expected to miss a sizeable chunk if not all of the rest of the season, so that nailed-on January move to Aston Villa is as good as kaput.