• David Villa ... persistent pain due to renal colic. (Getty)
David Villa has returned to training with Barcelona but he will not be part of the squad to face AC Milan in the first leg of the club's UEFA Champions League last 16 tie.
PA Sport
19 Feb 2013 - 2:04 AM  UPDATED 19 Feb 2013 - 1:07 PM

The Spain striker has rejoined his team-mates after twice going to hospital last week with kidney stones, but he will remain in Barcelona to work on his fitness.

"Today I returned to train with my team-mates, but after the colic of last week I am still not 100%..." Villa tweeted.

".. So we have decided to stay in Barcelona and train hard these two days! Thank you to everyone!"