Cazorla set for three months on sidelines

Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla will need about three months to recover from successful surgery on the bone he fractured in his right leg at the weekend, the Primera Liga club said.

The Spain international, who was injured when he fell awkwardly in Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Almeria, went under the knife on Monday and spent the night in hospital, the club said on their website.

Cazorla will miss Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal, the remaining nine league matches and will almost certainly not be available for Spain's Confederations Cup campaign in South Africa in June.