Injury Nightmare For Crystal Palace And Johnny Williams

By: Simon Williams |
17/11/11 |
Jonathan Williams

Crystal Palace have been dealt a huge injury blow with the news that midfielder Johnny Williams has suffered a broken leg.

The 18-year-old, who was LFE’s September Apprentice of the Month, sustained the injury playing for Wales’ Under 21s against Armenia on Tuesday night.

He has been a key component of Palace’s impressive start to the season.

has been one of the stars of Palace’s impressive start to the season,

“We’re still awaiting further news,” Eagles boss Dougie Freedman told the club’s website.

“It’s obviously very sad for the young man and his family first of all. But knowing Jonny, he’s a very positive person with a lovely family to support him.”

“He’s got the club’s backing in terms of giving him the best medical care he could get.”

“These things, setbacks, happen in life, not just in football, but knowing the person and the family I think this young man will cope with it very well and probably come back better physically as well as mentally.”

“It’s sad news but you will see Jonny Williams’ character coming through and he will be back in a Palace shirt.”