David Villa out of hospital for Christmas

Villa home for Christmas but Barca striker still a major doubt for Euro 2012

Barcelona striker David Villa was released from hospital in time to spend Christmas with his family.

He returned home five days after an operation on the broken leg he sustained at the Club World Cup.

Agony: Barcelona striker David Villa looks set to miss Euro 2012

Agony: Barcelona striker David Villa looks set to miss Euro 2012

The 30-year-old is expected to be sidelined for five months, which puts in doubt his participation at Euro 2012 for defending champions Spain.

Home for Christmas: leg break victim Villa with his Barcelona team-mate Puyol, Fabregas, Pique and Fontas (R)

Home for Christmas: leg break victim Villa with his Barcelona team-mate Puyol, Fabregas, Pique and Fontas (R)