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Villa risked amputation after breaking leg

November 6, 2012
By ESPN staff
A Barcelona surgeon has revealed that striker David Villa risked amputation after breaking his leg during the 2011 Club World Cup.

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Dr Ramon Cugat treated Villa after he landed awkwardly during Barcelona's win over Al Sadd last year and the Spaniard could have lost his leg on the flight back from Japan.

"Big pressure changes like that at eight, 10 or 12 thousand metres take a big toll," Dr Cugat told La Sexta. "They can ...

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