Cazorla to return in six weeks after surgery

MADRID - Villarreal and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla has had successful back operation and should return to action in six to seven weeks, the La Liga club's medical chief said on Wednesday.

"We took the decision to operate when he also injured his adductor muscle," Juan Albors, Villarreal's head of medical services, said on the club's website.

"With this process, he could be out for six or seven weeks, which coincides with the recovery time for the problem."