Charlton midfielder Jonny Williams has issued an optimistic update on his injury recovery after undergoing an operation this week.
Williams suffered the knee injury during the first half of Charlton’s 3-0 victory over Derby last weekend, and he is now set to miss at least two months action after impressing for Charlton in the opening weeks of the season.
The 26-year-old had made 12 appearances in the Addicks’ midfield during their solid start to the season which has seen them win six of their opening 13 matches, but he will now not feature in Lee Bowyer’s side until the festive period.
The Welsh international has now taken to Instagram to provide an update on his recover following his operation on Tuesday, with Williams confirming the procedure to have been a success.
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Williams has been a consistent performer for Bowyer’s side since he first joined the club back in January, while he has also become an important player for Wales in that time, and will now miss their crucial upcoming European Championships qualifiers.
Williams’ injury would have come as a huge blow to Charlton at a time where they have already got a number of injuries to contend with, but it is positive news that the operation was a success as he begins his road to recovery.
Bowyer has a solid side at his disposal at Charlton this term, but there is a chance the squad’s limitations could be exposed over this upcoming period amid a series of injury concerns.
However, Bowyer must try to overcome this by using his tactical insight to improvise with team selections, in the same way he has when deploying Jake Forster-Caskey at full-back during Ben Purrington’s injury lay-off.