Wales and Ipswich midfielder Jonny Williams out for a month

Jonny Williams
Jonny Williams went off with an ankle injury during the second half of Wales against Bosnia-Hercegovina
Euro 2016 qualifying: Belgium v Wales
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels Date: Sunday, 16 November Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru & online

Wales midfielder Jonny Williams is expected to be out of action for around a month due to a groin injury.

Williams will miss the Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium on Sunday, 16 November.

The 21-year-old, who is on loan at Ipswich from Crystal Palace, was fouled by Joel Ekstrand during Town's 1-0 win against Watford on Saturday.

"The tackle on Jonny was an awful challenge and it could have been a red," said Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy.external-link

Williams pulled out of Chris Coleman's Wales squad for the game in Brussels against the 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists.

Ipswich Town's physio Matt Byard added:external-link "Jonny has had a couple of scans and seen a specialist and it looks as though he will be out for about a month."

Williams started for Wales against Bosnia-Hercegovina in October, but went off with an ankle injury during the second half and missed the game against Cyprus.

Wales are also without suspended Leicester midfielder Andy King, Reading striker Simon Church (damaged collarbone) and Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards (knee ligament damage).

Coleman's side top Group B going into the match following two wins and a draw in their opening three qualifiers.

"We know that this game away to Belgium is a big one and one that we know that we must perform to the best of our ability," Wales coach Osian Roberts said.

"To have everybody available is key to that."

Wales squad: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Owain Fôn Williams (Tranmere Rovers ), Danny Ward (Liverpool), Ashley Williams (Swansea City), James Chester (Hull City), James Collins (West Ham United), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Paul Dummett (Newcastle United), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Chris Gunter (Reading), Adam Matthews (Celtic), Danny Gabbidon (Cardiff City), Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), Joe Allen (Liverpool), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), David Cotterill (Birmingham City), George Williams (Fulham), Tom Lawrence (Leicester City), Jake Taylor (Reading), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

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