Charlton boss Lee Bowyer reveals freak Jonny Williams injury – and updates status of West Brom loanee Sam Field


Jonny Williams is set for some time out after suffering an injury during a freak accident in training.

The midfielder was landed on by teammate Macauley Bonne after a tussle on Thursday and has twisted his ankle.

To add to boss Lee Bowyer’s problems, West Bromwich Albion loanee Sam Field’s Addicks future is in doubt as he has been referred to a specialist for a knee injury. The 21-year-old’s temporary spell in South London is set to finish at the end of the campaign.

Both players had been side-lined for spells during an injury-ravaged campaign at The Valley – with Williams out for nearly three months before Christmas and Field yet to return after being forced off during the defeat at Bristol City in October.

Sam Field in action during Charlton’s win at Reading. Photo Kyle Andrews

“Jonny twisted his ankle on Thursday in training,” revealed Bowyer after his side’s 2-0 home reverse against Blackburn rovers.

“Macauley fell on him. You couldn’t believe it. I left Jonny at home for Tuesday (the 1-0 at Nottingham Forest) and said ‘get yourself ready for Saturday.’ Then in training on Thursday, they were tussling for a ball and Macauley fell on top of Jonny and his foot got stuck and he twisted his ankle.

“We don’t know the seriousness yet. You couldn’t write what goes on at this place. We’ll be OK.”

“[Field] has got to see a knee specialist on Monday. It’s not looking too good if I’m honest, regarding Sam. It’s not looking great. We’ll know more after Monday and we’ll have more of an idea then.”


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One thought on “Charlton boss Lee Bowyer reveals freak Jonny Williams injury – and updates status of West Brom loanee Sam Field

  • 15 February 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Sorry, I think Lee Bowyer got the set up all wrong. We were playing at home, so why set up with half of our team starting off in our penalty box ? All this does is invite our opponents to pressure us. We don’t shoot anywhere near our opponents week after week, we must get hold of the midfield and pressure their back line with numbers, not the occasional long ball. Yes, it worked against the Forest, but Sarrs cross was one in a million. Generally, we are well short of time in the opponents box.


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