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David Silva's 5-Month-Old Son Leaves Hospital After Premature Birth

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistMay 15, 2018

Manchester City's David Silva warms up prior to the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City, at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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David Silva's son Mateo has left hospital following five months of care after being born prematurely. The Manchester City midfielder shared the news on Twitter (h/t BBC Sport).

Silva shared the message, "We're finally going home!" to celebrate the joyous occasion.

The 32-year-old announced in January his son had been born "extremely preterm." Silva had already missed time during City's Premier League campaign while he stayed close to his family during the time of crisis.

In March, Silva told Sky Sports his son was "getting stronger and getting better." Later the same month, the midfield man was given leave from the Spanish national team to be by Mateo's side.

Silva thanked many, including his manager for his understanding and support.
Silva thanked many, including his manager for his understanding and support.Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Silva began making regular trips back to Spain and posted a picture of himself holding his son in April:

Having been unable to take part in City's title celebrations, Silva posted a message of gratitude to manager Pep Guardiola for his sensitivity during this difficult time: "I want to say thank you to my fans, my teammates, the staff, the club and especially to the manager for understanding my situation. You are a top human being and I will be indebted to you forever, so thank you very much."

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