David Villa suffered a sportsperson's worst nightmare against Al-Sadd during the Club World Cup semifinal. He broke his tibia in an unfortunate incident which ruled him out for five months.
This horrific injury means Villa will miss the first half of 2012 and will be a major doubt for Spain's Euro 2012 campaign.
Despite his not-so-stellar form for Barcelona this season, this injury should not be considered the end of Villa's Barcelona career. Villa continuing at Barcelona will be of mutual benefit to both parties.
Here are 10 reasons why David Villa should remain at Barcelona despite his long-term injury.