David Villa cleared for return from injury

David Villa has been cleared to make a comeback for Barcelona.

Barcelona ‘s team doctor has confirmed that David Villa has made a full recovery after a long injury lay-off.

Villa broke his leg at the Club World Cup last year and was a huge absence for Barcelona in the second half of last season after undergoing an operation on his broken left leg last December.

Team doctor Ramon Cugat said on Tuesday: “Villa has fully recovered from the injury physically, but he is still not 100% ready.”

The 30-year-old will be desperate to make up for lost time as he looks to prove his worth to new Barca boss Tito Vilanova .

Villa will be aiming to play in Barcelona’s opening game of the La Liga season against Real Sociedad on August 19.